In 2022, Andy Hopper challenged incumbent State Representative Dr. Lynn Stucky in the Republican Primary to represent Texas House District 64 (HD 64), a North Texas House district encompassing the entirety of Wise County and a portion of Denton County.
Representative Stucky, who was first elected in 2016, went on to defeat Hopper with 50.3% of the vote. The difference between Stucky and Hopper was 94 votes.
Now, Hopper is challenging Stucky once more for the Republican nomination to represent HD 64.
Hopper is a software engineer, member of the Texas State Guard, and co-founder of Wise County Conservatives, a grassroots organization. He previously ran in the 2020 Texas Senate District 30 Special Election and earned 3.5% of the vote.
Hopper lives on a farm in Decatur, Texas with his wife Amanda and their three sons.
The filing deadline is December 11, 2023, and the primary election is on March 5, 2024.
To hear what Hopper has to say about the issues facing Texas voters, watch our interview with him below.
Garrit Blizzard is the Editor-In-Chief of The Texas Horn. He is a senior studying government at the University of Texas at Austin. Garrit enjoys reading, listening to music, and discussing politics and economics.