FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/17/2017
Rep. Lang Files Bill to Close Primaries
Austin, TX – Today, Texas State Representative Mike Lang filed his first bill (HB 1072) as State Representative for District 60 regarding to closing primary elections to registered party members only in order to deter non-affiliated individuals from voting in party elections.
Representative Lang feels strongly that legislation needs to be filed in order to close primaries due to crossover voting. The reason it is crucial to have closed primary elections is because each individual party has its own set of core values and principles. By allowing voters to crossover vote, the specific party's set of values then become distorted.
"It is my intent to bring these unfortunate and misleading actions to a halt. I do not want any voter that is affiliated with a certain party to vote in his or her opposing party's primaries," Representative Lang continued.
Representative Mike Lang currently resides in Granbury with his loving wife Katie, where they are active members of Stonewater Church. They have one son, Ryan, who lives and works in the DFW area. Lang served Texas as a law enforcement officer for 30 years and was elected in 2013 as the Constable for Hood County.
Contact: Zach Maxwell