Steve Toth will be returning to the Texas Legislature after triumphing in his election for House District 15, defeating Jackie Waters in the Republican primary election.
Toth served in the Texas House in 2012, before giving up his seat to run for the Texas Senate in an open race, losing to then-State Rep. Brandon Creighton (R–Conroe) in a special runoff election in 2014. The next cycle Toth ran for U.S. Congress against Rep. Kevin Brady (R–TX) and fell short of forcing a runoff.
When State Rep. Mark Keough (R–The Woodlands) announced last summer that he would leave the legislature to run for Montgomery County Judge, conservatives were elated at the prospect of Toth returning once again to the seat he formerly held.
During his previous tenure in the House, Toth earned an “A” on the Fiscal Responsibility Index, voting in the interest of taxpayers. Due to his conservative record, Toth earned the support of conservative organizations like Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to LIfe, and Young Conservatives of Texas, as well as the endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott.
Though the district is reliably Republican, Toth will face Democrat Lorena Perez McGill in the general election in November.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens

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