KATY (Covering Katy News) – Former State Representative Mike Schofield has officially filed to run for Texas House District 132, the district he represented from 2015 to 2019.
Schofield filed on Saturday, the first day candidates can file for a place on the ballot for the primary election in March. He says he has already knocked on hundreds of doors and talked with voters throughout the district.
“The principles that have made America great – and have made Texas the envy of the rest of America – are free enterprise, limited government, low tax burden, and family values,” said Schofield. “I ran to fight for and protect these principles, and I will continue to do so if you send me back to the Texas House.’’
Should Schofield win the Republican nomination he's likely going to face incumbent Democrat Gina Calanni who filed for re-election on Sunday. Calanni defeated Schofield in the previous election.
Schofield served as state representative for District 132 during the 84th and 85th legislative sessions and was honored as Freshman of the Year for his work on crucial issues including school finance reform and property tax relief. Previously, Schofield served as an advisor to former Governor Rick Perry on Voter ID, Tenth Amendment issues, election law, the Texas judicial system, and property tax appraisal cap reduction.
“My experience allows for me to hit the ground running on day one to fight for the conservative priorities of our district, including lowering property taxes,” said Schofield. “The Democrat incumbent has shown through her liberal voting record that a radical social agenda is more important to her than improving the quality of life for the thousands of Texans she represents.”