Following the candidacy filing period that ended Dec. 11, two candidates are vying for the position of U.S. Representative for District 8, according to the Texas Secretary of State.

Incumbent Kevin Brady-R will face challenger Steven David-D during the 2018 elections.

Originally from Vermillion, South Dakota, Brady graduated from the University of South Dakota and now lives in Montgomery County with his wife and two sons.

He was first elected to represent Texas’ 8th congressional district in 1996 and currently serves as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and vice chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation. His term ends Jan. 3, 2019.

Challenger David is from Harris County and graduated from Arizona State University. He now lives with his wife in Tomball and works as a business and efficiency expert for the City of Houston.

Health care, the economy and jobs, education, student debt and government efficiency are a few of the issues included on his platform.

Texas’ 8th congressional district includes Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties, as well as portions of Harris and Leon counties.

The 2018 primary election will be held March 6, with the general election following on Nov. 6. For more information about 2018 elections in Montgomery County, click here.