Rep. Gina Calanni, former Rep. Mike Schofield announce campaigns for Texas House District 132

Rep. Gina Calanni and former Rep. Mike Schofield are running for House District 132.

Rep. Gina Calanni and former Rep. Mike Schofield are running for House District 132.

Editor's note: This story was updated to clarify that State Rep. Gina Calanni announced her re-election campaign this summer.

The November 2020 race for the Texas House District 132 seat has begun.

State Rep. Gina Calanni, D-Katy, confirmed Oct. 1 that she is running for re-election. She announced her campaign in June, according to her campaign office.

Additionally, Mike Schofield said in an Oct. 1 release he will run as a Republican candidate to represent Katy and Cypress-Fairbanks areas in the state House of Representatives.

Schofield previously held the House District 132 seat during the 84th and 85th legislative sessions. Calanni defeated incumbent Schofield in the November 2018 election and served during the 86th legislative session.

Calanni's priorities this campaign include access to high-quality, affordable health care and increasing funding for public education

"I’m excited to be running for re-election because our neighbors deserve a state representative who has the proven experience of fighting for Texas families," Calanni said in a statement. "After I was elected, I listened to the priorities of working families, community leaders, our public schools and small businesses. We passed landmark legislation that provided property tax relief and substantial pay raises to teachers and staff in our local public schools."

In the release, Schofield also discussed his ability to listen to constituents and outlined his priorities of free enterprise, limited government, low tax burden and family values.

“Our district deserves a representative who is willing to hear directly from the families and constituents they are elected to represent,” he said in the release. "I have knocked on thousands of doors and have had countless conversations about regarding the issues important to families and small-business owners in Katy and Cypress."

The last day to file for candidacy for the March 3 primary election is Dec. 9, according to the Texas Secretary of State's Office. The general election will be held Nov. 3.
By Jen Para

Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.


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