Big Runoff Victories For Pro-Life, Pro-Family Candidates Set Stage for November

July 16, 2020
Topic: Elections

The Texas Primary Election season has finally drawn to a close after Tuesday’s runoff elections. Originally scheduled for May 19th, the runoffs were delayed by Governor Greg Abbott because of COVID-19. Faith and family voters were not deterred though and showed up to vote and pushed many strong candidates endorsed by Texas Values Action across the finish line, setting up a stark contrast for this November.

In one of the most watched races in the Texas House, Texas Values Action endorsed Carrie Isaac defeated Bud Wymore for the Republican nomination, and the right to unseat radical Leftist Erin Zwiener (0% on the Faith and Family Scorecard). Zwiener is a member of the LGBTQ Caucus and has boasted about standing with Planned Parenthood, as well as worked against every legislative priority of Texas Values Action.

In a critically important State Board of Education race, Texas Values Action endorsed Lani Popp won a landslide victory ensuring that Republicans will have a strong opportunity to hold onto this seat, which Democrats are determined to flip in November. This is another big win for faith and family, as the current member for this seat, Ken Mercer, has been a strong advocate for our values and leaves big shoes to fill for Lani. Ken Mercer has also endorsed Lani Popp.

Looking at some other State House races, Texas Values Action endorsed candidates Shelby Slawson (HD 59) and Cody Vasut (HD 25) also both won their runoffs. Shelby Slawson handily defeated moderate incumbent State Rep. J.D. Sheffield, who has a history of being one of the lowest scoring Republicans on our Faith & Family legislative scorecard. With no Democratic opponent in November, Slawson is set to give a much-needed pro-life & pro-family voice to the conservative voters in this district.

On the Judicial front, all Texas Values Action endorsed candidates in a runoff won. These include, Brian Walker – Texas Second Court of Appeals, George Flint – 401 District Court, and Jim Johnson – 431 District Court.

Texas Values Action looks forward to staying involved on the front lines leading up to the November general election. As always, you can find out who Texas Values Action has endorsed on our website.

While Texas Values Action does not make endorsements in every race, we still have resources to help equip you on all the federal and state candidates in contested races with our church-friendly Texas Voters Guide, available at

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