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U.S. Rep. Fallon says he’ll seek re-election to Congress, after all

Fallon, who currently represents the Texas 4th congressional district, says he plans to run for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Texas Congressman Pat Fallon says he’s running for re-election, aftr. Fallon represents the Texas 4th congressional district. Fallon succeeded fellow Republican John Ratcliffe in 2020 after Ratcliffe left the House of Representatives to be Director of National Intelligence for President Donald Trump.

Fallon had indicated he was going to pursue a seat in the Texas Senate after his current term. Fallon, formerly of Propser and now of Sherman, was the senator for the Texas 30th district when he stepped down to run for Congress. Texas Senate District 30 is a North Texas District that includes Grayson County and points west. Incumbent Republican Drew Springer says he will not seek re-election to represent Texas Senate District 30.

Fallon said recently he was going to run for that vacancy, but this week, he reversed, and said he’d once again look to represent the Texas 4th in Washington.

Fallon’s 4th congressional district has changed over the years. It used to include all of Northeast Texas, but now does not. The Texas 4th follows the Red River from Bowie County to Grayson County. In the KETR listening area, the district includes Fannin, Lamar, Delta, Hopkins, Rains and Rockwall counties. The district also includes far southern Hunt County.

Most of Hunt County, including Commerce and Greenville, is no longer in the Texas 4th. Most Hunt County voters are now in the Texas 3rd congressional district, which is composed mostly of suburban communities in Collin County.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.