A third Republican candidate has entered the race for Texas State Representative in House District 62 in North Texas.

Reginald “Reggie” B. Smith, Jr. announced his bid to represent the district, which encompasses Grayson, Fannin, and Delta counties, after the area’s current state representative Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) announced his retirement from the Texas House.

“I think it is important to have widespread local support across all of District 62,” Smith said in a press release.

“My family came to Grayson County long ago in search of a better life and economic future and together, with friends and neighbors, helped build what we have today,” Smith said. “These are transformational times and I want to do my part to insure we keep the blessings that have been handed down to us.”

Smith, a practicing attorney with his own law firm, has a record of service to the community and to the Republican Party.

Smith is serving his second term as chairman of the Grayson County Republican Party, and is the Northern Regional Director of the Texas Republican County Chairman’s Association. Smith also served on the ballot security team for Texoma Patriots, providing election law advice to the tea party organization in local elections.

Smith says he supports conservative policies: lower taxes, less government, secure borders, quality education, and Texas jobs.

Two other candidates, Brent Lawson and Kevin Couch, already announced they’re running to fill the open HD 62 seat in the March 2018 Republican primary.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.


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