AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas pastor whose teenage daughter was among more than two dozen people killed during a mass shooting at his church in 2017 says he's running for the state Legislature.
Frank Pomeroy of Seguin, Texas, announced Sunday that he will run as a Republican for state senator in 2020.
He told The Associated Press that he wants to help bring civility and intelligent discourse to politics.
The Senate seat is currently held by a Democrat. Pomeroy is launching his campaign weeks after a mass shooting in El Paso that was the deadliest in Texas since the attack at his church in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio.