KATY (Covering Katy New) - State Representative Gina Calanni (D-Katy) filed for re-election to Texas House Distrct 132 on Sunday. The filing took place at the Harris County Democratic Party office with her three sons and her re-election team by her side.
“I was thankful to have my three boys and team with me as I officially filed for re-election to serve as state representative for two more years. This past session, I passed 11 bills that help our families, schools, and communities — but there is still so much work to do," Calanni said. “I’m ready to fight again for access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, better infrastructure in our region, more investment in public education, and efforts to end human trafficking once and for all," she added.
The Texas Legislature meets only once every two years. This coming year the Legislature will not be is session and Calanni plans to be out meeting the voters.
The race will be competitive, assuming she wins the Democratic primary, as the Republican she defeated two years ago has also filed to run against her. Former Rep. Mike Schofield filed to run on Saturday.
“Over the next year, we will listen to Texans’ concerns, reach out to voters, and knock on doors across the district to ensure Texas families in House District 132 continue to have real representation in Austin.”
Texas House District 132 includes parts of Katy, Cypress, and West Houston.
As a first-term member and single mom of three boys in Katy public schools, she passed 11 bills during the 86th Session — more than any other Democratic freshman.
Calanni serves on the House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee and the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.
A native Texan, author, and finance director for a small oil and gas valve business, Rep. Calanni says she understands first-hand the challenges facing everyday Texans.
"She is serving in the Texas Legislature to ensure every Texan has access to quality public education and affordable healthcare," said a press release issued Tuesday by the Calanni campaign.