Pearland City Council Member Derrick Reed has announced he is running for Congress in Texas District 22, a seat held by Pete Olson. Reed will be running in the Democratic primary.
Reed has been a council member in Pearland since 2015 and is serving out his last term, as city council members are term limited. Former Council Member Tony Carbone has announced that he will be running for Reed’s vacant council position.
Reed’s time on city council and as a small business owner have helped him learn what constituents want, he said.
“I have definitely listened to and paid attention to the people who put me in office,” Reed said. “I know I can have a bigger impact on a much larger scale in D.C.”
Reed is choosing to run now, as the district’s dynamics are changing, he said.
“I think now is the time for me to step up and be the voice of people in this district,” Reed said.
Sri Kulkarni and Nyanza Moore have also announced they will be running in the Democratic Primary for Texas District 22. Kulkarni ran against Olson in the 2018 election.