2022 Primary Election RESULTSElections 2022State HouseJeff Younger, Ben Bumgarner Head to Runoff in Denton County Texas House Race

In light of the ongoing legal battle regarding his son, Younger has made a ban on child gender modification a top priority for his campaign.
March 3, 2022
The Republican primary for a Denton County Texas House district will go to a runoff between firearms businessman Ben Bumgarner and Jeff Younger, a Texas father whose custody battle for his son James caught the public eye and inspired several bills in the Texas legislature.

According to unofficial results, Bumgarner led the four-way primary with 29 percent of the vote. Younger took second place with 27 percent.

Bumgarner, who currently serves on the Flower Mound Town Council, lists Second Amendment protections, tax relief, and limited government as his top priorities.

In light of the ongoing legal battle regarding his son, Younger has made a ban on child gender modification a top priority for his campaign.

The mother of his son James, Anne Georgulas, has long said James identifies as a girl named Luna. A court recently awarded Georgulas consent rights over James’ primary residence, counseling, medical decisions, and schooling. Georgulas may also withhold information from Younger regarding these activities. The lone exception to the order is that medical procedures meant to aid a gender transition for James require consent from both parents.

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The judge, 301st Judicial District Court Judge Mary Brown, wrote that Younger had failed to pay child support on time and refused to cooperate with other court orders regarding James’ counseling.

The custody proceedings prompted several Republican lawmakers, starting with state Rep. Steve Toth (R-Spring), to file bills in the Texas legislature that would have banned gender transition procedures for children. All died for lack of a House vote.

Younger recently appeared at a student event at the University of North Texas that turned chaotic when students protesting against Younger “allegedly began to escalate,” leading police to evacuate the event organizer.

The district, Texas House District 63, opened after Rep. Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) announced his candidacy for a seat in the Texas Senate.


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Isaiah Mitchell

Isaiah Mitchell is a reporter for The Texan, a Texas native, and a huge Allman Brothers fan. He graduated cum laude from Trinity University in 2020 with a degree in English. Isaiah loves playing music and football with his family.