Pflugerville City Council member announces plans to explore state office candidacy

Pflugerville City Council Member Rudy Metayer is looking into a run for Texas House of Representatives District 50. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville City Council Member Rudy Metayer is looking into a run for Texas House of Representatives District 50. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Pflugerville City Council Member Rudy Metayer is looking into a run for Texas House of Representatives District 50. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Pflugerville Place 4 Council Member Rudy Metayer has announced he will explore a run for state office.

In an Oct. 13 news release, Metayer said he is looking into a run as a Democratic candidate for Texas House District 50, currently held by state Rep. Celia Isreal, D-Austin.

Israel announced in September she will not run for re-election.

Metayer spokesperson Jennifer Strobel said an official announcement could come soon, but she did not have a specific date.

Metayer is not up for re-election on Pflugerville City Council until 2023.


Should he officially decide to run for the Texas House in 2022, Strobel said he will likely have to resign his seat to allow for another candidate to take his place.

"I have spoken to a long list of friends who are willing to support me should I decide to run, and I am humbled by their confidence in my leadership," Metayer said in the release.

Metayer was elected to City Council in 2020 and is also a member of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, a member of the Texas Bar Association and an alumnus from The University of Texas in Austin.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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