Former Southlake Mayor Laura Hill will present her candidacy for the newly-redrawn Texas House District 93, which includes Keller ISD and Northwest ISD.

Running on a Republican platform, Hill said her legislative priorities include property tax relief, issues related to traffic and transportation, and maintaining strong public school systems, among other issues.

“I am really looking forward to continuing to represent the people of Tarrant County ... and I just really would like to continue to do the great job that I’ve done serving the people of Tarrant County,” Hill said.

Hill told Community Impact Newspaper she has spent the last three weeks meeting with residents in the district. House District 93 was recently redrawn as part of the Texas Legislature’s redistricting process that was completed and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Oct. 25.

Rep. Matt Krause, who serves as the current District 93 representative, is running for Texas Attorney General, leaving his seat up for grabs. The newly-redrawn House District 93 includes portions of Northeast Fort Worth and Haslet, and extends to Eagle Mountain.

“I feel like it’s a perfect fit,” Hill said. “It’s a perfect fit for the future of my family, and it’s a perfect fit for my goals to serve the people of Texas—hopefully for a very, very long time. So I’m excited.”

Hill served as Southlake’s first female mayor from 2015-21, and she served as a council member from 2004-2011 and 2013-2015. She is the co-owner of Downey Publishing, an advertising agency that operates in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. She is also the co-owner of Texas Ice Cream with her husband, Joe McSweeny.

The filing period for the March 1 primary election opens Nov. 13 and closes Dec. 13.