Humble City Council Member Charles Cunningham announced his Republican candidacy for the state Rep. District 127 seat in a news release Oct. 19. The announcement came hours after current state Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, announced his retirement following 10 years in the state House of Representatives.

"I want to thank Rep. Huberty for his service to our area," Cunningham said in a statement. "I look forward to fight in the Texas Legislature to enact common-sense conservative solutions to our shared challenges."

Cunningham was first appointed to fill a vacant seat on Humble City Council in September 2019 following the death of Council Member Glenn Redmon. He was later elected to Position 2 in May 2021, when he received nearly 75% of the vote over challenger Linda Greenan.

Prior to joining Humble City Council, Cunningham served as a member of the Humble ISD board of trustees for 12 years. He currently works as a distribution account consultant for CenterPoint Energy.

"I am running to ensure that the Texas dream is alive and well for our children and grandchildren," Cunningham said. "I will stand strong against the progressive mob mentality that has come to dominate national politics and instead continue to advance conservative solutions to our shared challenges right here in Texas."