Another candidate is challenging incumbent State Rep. Jacey Jetton.

Small business owner Jessica Rose Huang has announced she is entering the race to represent Texas House District 26 in Fort Bend County. 

A campaign announcement says that Huang “brings to the field of candidates a resume that exults her experience in leadership.” 

Huang currently serves as a board member of the Municipal Utility District No. 215, President of the Historic Richmond Association, and the manager of the Richmond Farmers Market. She is also a member of the National Federation of Republican Women, Fort Bend GOP, and Fort Bend County Young Republicans. 

Huang enters the race after current Republican State Rep. Jacey Jetton (R–Richmond) confirmed he is running for reelection. Businessman Matt Morgan has also announced his plans to challenge Jetton again, quickly earning the endorsement of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

During his two terms in office, Jetton has earned an “F” rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index for his votes on fiscal issues. In May, he was one of the Republican House members who voted to impeach Paxton.

Jetton has received $40,750 in campaign donations from Texans for Lawsuit Reform and $39,750 from Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan.

Huang’s policy initiatives include lowering taxes for senior citizens and small business owners, protecting medical choice in employment and school settings, promoting family and parental rights in education, empowering law enforcement, and supporting border patrol. 

Texas Scorecard reached out to Jetton for comment, but did not receive a response by publication. 

Primary Election Day is March 5, 2024.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.