Local Attorney Drops Pursuit of Perry's Seat

Published 07/22 2014 08:43AM

Updated 08/04 2014 01:46AM

Zach Brady, image from Facebook
Zach Brady, image from Facebook
LUBBOCK, TX -- As of Monday night there is one less prospective candidate to represent Lubbock and surrounding areas at the state capitol in Austin.   Attorney Zach Brady announced on his Facebook page that he would withdraw from the process that is likely to come when current District 83 Representative Charles Perry gives up his position on the November ballot.  Perry is on the record about his desire to run for State Senator – the seat recently vacated by Robert Duncan.

“Over the last several weeks, I have been honored to hear from folks across West Texas,” Brady wrote. “I have carefully considered whether to pursue that opportunity.”

Brady also wrote, “I still hope to serve in elected office someday. However, I will not be a candidate for the Legislature in 2014.”

Others who have expressed an interest are Steve Massengale, Delwin Jones, Allen Adkins, Dustin Burrows, and Sondra Ziegler. 

Technically there is no vacancy to fill.  Technically Perry is still on the ballot as the Republican candidate for District 83.  But the Republicans are bracing for the high likelihood that Perry will vacate the ballot, and the Republican Chairpersons from seven West Texas counties will chose Perry’s successor on the ballot. 

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