Primary election Q&A: Meet the candidates running for Texas House District 27

Early voting for the March 3 primary elections began Feb. 18 for Fort Bend County voters. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting for the March 3 primary elections began Feb. 18 for Fort Bend County voters. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Early voting for the March 3 primary elections began Feb. 18 for Fort Bend County voters. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Two candidates will appear on the ballot for both the Democratic and Republican primary election for Texas House District 27 on March 3.

District 27 includes most of Missouri City and Stafford as well as a sliver of Sugar Land.

State Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, who is running as the incumbent, was first elected to the Texas House in 2010.

Early voting for the primaries runs from Feb. 18-28, and election day is March 3.

The winner of the Democratic and Republican primary will face off in the general election in November.



*indicates incumbent candidate

These Q&A's have been edited for clarity.



Manish Seth (R)



Seth did not respond to the questionnaire.

Campaign website: https://seth4state.com/?fbclid=IwAR0mVn7Jcnf4-FnwYoaREFeO1iWja0tuEITHdqGyUXL_Y5JcyAHpRN3KDVI



Tom Virippan (R)



Virippan did not respond to the questionnaire.

Campaign website: https://www.facebook.com/Tom4HD27/



Ron Reynolds* (D)



Full name: Ron Reynolds

Occupation: State representative

Years in the district: More than 20

Campaign website: N/A

Top priorities: fighting for affordable health care, strong public schools, criminal justice reforms, gun reforms and economic development

Why are you running to be the next state representative in House District 27?

I’m running for re-election so that I can continue fighting for my constituents and so Texans have access to affordable quality health care, strong public schools, criminal justice reforms, common-sense gun reforms and jobs.

What do you think is the biggest issue facing the district?

I believe the biggest issue facing House District 27 is addressing the underperforming public schools. Although that is largely a local matter, I will continue to work with our local officials to ensure that we provide all necessary resources for our public schools.

If elected, what will you prioritize for the 87th legislative session?



If re-elected I will continue to fight for my constituents by advocating for affordable quality health care, strong public schools, criminal justice reforms, common-sense gun reforms, climate change and jobs.



Byron Ross (D)



Ross did not respond to the questionnaire.

Campaign website: www.byronross2020.org

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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