Isaac to seek Smith’s seat

District 21

State Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) announced on Thursday his candidacy for U.S. Congressional District 21.

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) who has held the position since 1987, announced last week that he would not seek reelection.

“During my four terms in the Texas Legislature, I’ve had the honor and privilege of participating firsthand in helping make Texas the freest state in the nation —  and it’s time to take those values and experience to Washington,” Isaac said. “A new administration promises new hope for constraining the growth of the federal government, but it can’t be done without principled conservative leadership in Congress.”

He continued, “I’m humbled that many of my constituents have asked me to run, and I look forward to discussing the issues as I campaign across the district.”

Since first elected to the Texas House of Representatives, Isaac has played a pivotal role, his office said in a press release, in cutting taxes and regulations, improving education, preserving Second Amendment rights, strengthening election integrity, supporting veterans and bolstering private property rights. He says he has excelled at bringing diverse groups together while standing firm in his conservative values and has been named a “Courageous Conservative” each legislative session.

He said he is committed to serving out the remainder of his term representing House District 45 in the Texas Capitol.

“In the face of unacceptable overreach by a federal government grown too big and too costly, I’ll fight for our liberty, our security, and our future,” he said.

Congressional District 21 includes portions of Bexar Comal, Hays, and Travis counties and encompasses Bandera, Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Real counties.

Isaac is a fourth-generation native Texan who has served House District 45 in the Texas Legislature since 2011. He is the founding chair of the Hill Country Caucus and vice president of the Texas Conservative Coalition.

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