Francis Calls for Public Debates/Forums in HD-60 Republican Runoff Election

June 1, 2020

Francis Calls for Public Debates/Forums in HD-60 Republican Runoff Election

(Cisco, TX) On Monday, conservative businessman and candidate for State Representative of House District 60 Jon Francis asked leaders in House District 60 to consider hosting public debates and forums for the candidates to participate in ahead of the July 14 Republican Primary Runoff Election.

“The voters of this district deserve a chance to meet and hear where each candidate stands on the important issues facing our rural, conservative House District,” Francis said. “We can come together safely and responsibly while still giving the voters an honest, genuine attempt at allowing them to properly vet the men running to be their voice in the Texas Capitol.”

Francis said he would welcome and consider confirming any and all opportunities, whether they be in-person or broadcast on television or online, that he can.

“We have already confirmed our participation in two of them, on June 23 and June 25, with several others pending approval from the host parties. Glenn Rogers canceled a debate appearance in the first round of the primary and has already declined a debate for the runoff as well. I’m hopeful that he will actually show up before election day. Our community deserves it.” Francis said

Francis won the Republican Primary on March 3, finishing just shy of the 50% +1 vote mark needed to avoid a Runoff Election. Francis made headlines when he pledged to only take contributions from individuals in his campaign and not a dime from lobbyists or PACs.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has moved the Republican Primary Runoff Elections to Tuesday, July 14. Early Voting will be held June 29 through July 10. House District 60 includes Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Hood, Palo Pinto, Shackelford and Stephens Counties. The 87th Legislative Session is set to gavel in on January 12, 2021.