Roberts Runs for Re-Election
Shows Early Grassroots Endorsement Strength
HOUSTON – Kevin Roberts, Texas State Representative for District 126, representing an area of northwest Harris County including parts of the Cypress-Fairbanks, Klein, Tomball area, announced his re-election bid for the 2018 GOP Primary.
“Since my return to the district, I’ve heard three things repeated over and over,” Roberts said. “One – my constituents were genuinely pleased with my performance during this Session and my success at passing good legislation. Two – the community is anxious for the Special Session where Governor Abbott has laid out a bold agenda of conservative issues for the Texas Legislature to address. Three – the voters are asking me to run for re-election in 2018.
“I am announcing that I will be a candidate for re-election for Texas State Representative, District 126, in the 2018 Republican Primary.”
Roberts was successful in passing three bills he authored that have all been signed by Governor Abbott: HB871 addressing faith based solutions to foster care and CPS reforms, and HB1290 designed to reduce the burden of regulation on all Texans, and HB2130 establishing a review of testing requirements for special education students. Additionally, the Governor signed seven bills Roberts Co-Authored or Co-Sponsored dealing with general appropriations, sanctuary cities, voter-ID, government contracting with foreign enemies, and reducing license-to-carry fees.
“Back at home, I’ve personally spoken with nearly 75 percent of my Republican Party Precinct Chairs and have earned the personal endorsements of each. I’m proud to also announce the endorsements of my Republican SD Chair David Riddle and my SREC Committeeman Mark Ramsey. This early demonstration of grassroots strength is a terrific foundation upon which to build for our re-election campaign,” Roberts concluded.
The 85th Regular Session concluded on May 29 and Governor Abbott’s First Called Special Session is scheduled to begin July 18.