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