State Rep. Kevin Roberts announces candidacy for U.S. Congress


State Rep. Kevin Roberts, R-Spring, on Wednesday announced he will not run for re-election in District 126, but will instead seek the Republican nomination to serve as the representative for the Second Congressional District of Texas.

This announcement follows that of U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, who announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election.

Roberts’ District 126 covers a portion of northwest Harris County, including Cypress, Spring and Tomball. The Second Congressional District consists of a larger area within the county, including the Lake Houston area, portions of Spring, Cypress, Montrose and the Medical Center near downtown Houston.

Roberts stepped into his current position in District 126 after winning the November 2016 election. Roberts said he believes his experience as a state representative will allow him to effectively push for conservative reforms at the federal level, including reforming the health care system, strengthening the military, securing the border and rolling back regulations and taxes.

“I have a proven record of delivering conservative results that seek to make our government more effective, while limiting its powers to intervene in our lives,” Roberts said.

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  1. Hard to say rather I am disappointed or ecstatic.

    As an activist for Child Protection reform I felt Roberts’ very first bill (HB271) was an out of the park home run. I had looked forward to see him build on that foundation to help move Texas move into a new era of Community Based child protection.

    But the major problem with soft intervention programs such as the “Safe Families” type programs are they receive very little support from the Feds. As a result many states are hesitant to endorse them.

    Since most of funding nationwide comes fr

Zac Ezzone
Zac Ezzone began his career as a journalist in northeast Ohio, where he freelanced for a statewide magazine and local newspaper. In April 2017, he moved from Ohio to Texas to join Community Impact Newspaper. He worked as a reporter for the Spring-Klein edition for more than a year before becoming the editor of the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition.
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