A Brazos County businessman is joining the race for Texas House District 12.
John Harvey Slocum on Wednesday announced his intent to run in the March 2024 Republican primary for the position currently held by Kyle Kacal, who will not seek another term next year.
Slocum is the managing partner of Prime Solution Services, a directional drilling business. He is a 1999 graduate of Texas A&M University and the son of R.C. Slocum, who served as A&M’s head football coach from 1989 to 2002 and has the most wins of any football coach in the university’s history.
Slocum ran two years ago in the primary for House District 14, where John Raney was ultimately re-elected.
In his campaign announcement, Slocum said his priorities include border security, elections integrity, education, lowering regulations on small businesses and on local cities and counties by the state, Second Amendment protections and protecting human life. Slocum said he intends to be “an effective advocate for the families of this district” in addressing the “varied and complex” issues that they face.
Slocum will appear on the Republican ballot alongside Trey Wharton of Huntsville.
House District 12 covers Washington, Grimes, Madison, Robertson, and Walker counties, along with a portion of Brazos County.
The last day to file as a candidate in the primary election is Monday, December 11th.