Texas Pastor Whose Daughter Was Killed in Mass Shooting at Church Is Running for State Senate

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Fox News) A Texas pastor whose teenage daughter was among those killed during a mass shooting in his church in 2017 says he’ll run for the state Senate next year.

The pastor, Frank Pomeroy, on Monday announced his intention to run as a Republican against Judith Zaffirini, an incumbent Democrat.

Pomeroy served as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where a gunman killed 26 people — his 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, was among them — in November 2017.

“I have many reasons why not to do this. But I feel like out of duty and out of obedience to what the Lord has called me to do, and then, to use the talents that I just shared with you guys, the talents that God has given me to glorify him. I feel compelled,” Pomeroy told The Dallas Morning News.

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