Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls announces campaign for Texas Congressional District 22 seat

Update: This story was updated at 2:50 p.m. on Dec. 9 to include the candidates who have filed for U.S. Texas Congressional District 22 primary. The original story published at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 9.

On Dec. 7, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls officially announced he will be running as a Republican for Texas Congressional District 22, a seat currently filled by Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, who said he will not be seeking re-election.

Dec. 9 is the deadline to file, and several other challengers have already announced their campaigns.

In a Facebook post, Nehls said he is running for this position because "Washington is broken."

"Career politicians have failed to secure our border and continue to mortgage our children's future with an out-of-control $23 trillion debt. It's time to drain the swamp," he said in the post.

Nehls' platform is in favor of securing the borders, lowering national debt and standing with President Donald Trump, according to his campaign website.

Nehls announced he would not seek re-election for Fort Bend County Sheriff this summer, and Capt. Holland Jones with the Harris County Constable's Office announced his plans to run in August.

As of 11:38 a.m. Dec. 9, here are the
here are the candidates who have filed for the U.S. District 22 seat in the March 2020 primaries, whose information Community Impact Newspaper has access to. Candidates who have filed by the Dec. 9 deadline may not be represented below, as their information may still be processing and not yet public.

Republican primary:

  • Jon Camarillo

  • Douglas Haggard

  • Aaron Hermes

  • Greg Hill

  • Matt Hinton

  • Dan Mathews

  • Bangar Reddy

  • Kathaleen Wall

  • Joe Walz

Democratic primary:

  • Sri Kulkarni

  • Nyanza Moore

  • Derrick Reed

By Beth Marshall

Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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