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Stucky to seek re-election

Dr. Lynn Stucky and family

Dr. Lynn Stucky announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.

Stucky, a two-term state rep, represents Denton, Corinth, Robson Ranch and other Denton County communities in the State House.

“I ran for this office back in 2016 to have an immediate impact and advance policies that make a difference in the lives of the families of Denton County,” Stucky said in a prepared statement.. “The one thing I’ve learned in my short time in the legislature is that if you’re willing to work hard, listen to the people you represent, and collaborate with county, city, and school district officials, you can be an agent of change.”

In 2017, Stucky was recognized for giving “the most outstanding performance by a freshman” by Capitol Inside, an Austin-based news outlet, for passing 63% of the bills that he authored, the highest rate of any member of the House. This year, Stucky passed 73% of the bills he authored during his second legislative session, earning a spot on the budget-writing Appropriations Committee, and serving as Vice-Chair on the Higher Education Committee. He said he credits his legislative accomplishments to a sense of urgency and an excellent relationship with other local elected officials and his constituents.

“I believe that all of us have a duty to leave our state and nation in a better place than we found it for the next generation,” Stucky said. “I have done my best over the last two legislative sessions to honor that duty, and while we must always aim to do better, I believe we have accomplished a great deal. It is on that record that I will stand for re-election next year.”

As Vice-Chair of the Higher Education Committee, Stucky helped move bills through the legislature which will lower the cost of textbooks, create a more seamless process for transferring credits between schools, and empowering and supporting victims of sexual assault on campuses across the state, according to a news release from his campaign.

Stucky and his wife, Lori, have been married for 32 years. Together, they owned a vet clinic in Denton County for more than 30 years. They are the proud parents of three grown children, all of whom graduated from Denton County public schools. Prior to being elected to the Texas House, Stucky served on the Sanger ISD Board of Trustees for 15 years, including four years as president.  The Stucky family are members of the Denton Bible Church.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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