Upshur County’s David Watts is considering a run for House District 7.
“In Texas House District 7, here in East Texas, Representative David Simpson has announced his plans to run for the Senate. This creates an opening in House District 7.
It’s vital that this seat is occupied by a bold, authentic, conservative… someone who will fight hard to aggressively restrain government and champion liberty.
Many in the district have asked me to enter this race. I’m very humbled that so many have asked, and I’m greatly encouraged by your support.
I can share that my wife and I are seriously evaluating this race. We’ll hope to reach a final conclusion soon and will share our decision on this page.
Jay Dean, former mayor of Longview, announced his bid for HD7 on June 18, 2015.
“Former Longview Mayor Jay Dean did today what he said this weekend he would do – made official his bid to be the Republican candidate for the District 7 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.
Dean, who concluded three terms as Longview’s mayor in May, said Sunday he planned to soon formally announce his run for the District 7 seat currently held by Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview. District 7 covers Gregg and Upshur Counties.”