On Saturday, Nov. 11, State Representative Ed Thompson filed as a candidate for re-election to the House of Representatives for Texas House District 29. Thompson was elected in 2012 and is now in his third term representing the area in Northeast Brazoria County that includes the cities of Pearland, Alvin, Manvel, Hillcrest, Rosharon, Iowa Colony, Brookside Village, and Liverpool.
One of the most conservative leaders in the Texas House, he has received several awards for his voting record, including the following awards in 2017 alone: “Conservative Champion” by the Texas Conservative Coalition, “Effective Conservative Lawmaker” by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas, and “Fighter for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business.
Ever since Thompson’s first term, his priorities have remained the same: to keep taxes low, return funds to Texas education, and solve long-term water and transportation needs faced by the State of Texas. Thompson championed several issues of great importance to his district during the 85th Regular and Special Legislative Sessions, including legislation to reform the public school finance system, provide adequate services to retired teachers, protect funding for transportation infrastructure, and examine the regulation of landfills. He has been a member of the House Environmental Regulation Committee since 2013, where he currently serves as Vice Chairman, and is a member of the House Transportation Committee.
“It is my sincere hope that the voters of District 29 send me back to Austin for a fourth term so I can build on the important work of helping the schools, businesses, industries, and families who make up the District 29 community,” said Thompson. “It has truly been an honor to be a voice for my community.”
Thompson spent Saturday participating in local events around the district and talking with constituents before he filed for re-election. Mark Smith, a local business owner in Pearland, remarked that Thompson is a “genuine human being” and that with him, “you get what you see.” Carol Nelson, another District 29 constituent, described Thompson as a “very generous person and very community-oriented.” To see footage of that day, visit his Facebook page at Facebook.com/RepEdThompson.