By David Rupkalvis
As he begins his campaign for a fifth term in the Texas House of Representatives, Ed Thompson already has one big gun on his side.
Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott officially endorsed Thompson in his re-election campaign for House District 29.
In the legislative session earlier this year, Thompson worked alongside Abbott and his peers in the Texas House to pass meaningful legislation on various issues, such as increasing teacher salaries, school finance reform, property tax reform and transportation needs for the state.
Abbott praised Thompson for his consistent conservative stands and urged voters to send him back to Austin.
“I am proud to endorse Rep. Thompson for re-election and remain grateful for his hard work and strong conservative voice in the House,” Abbott wrote in a statement. “From his leadership on education reform to his efforts to shorten wait times at driver’s license offices, Rep. Thompson has always pursued ways to improve the lives of all Texans. The people of District 29 can continue to trust Rep. Thompson to deliver big on the issues they care about.”
In a recent interview with The Alvin Sun, Thompson said he decided to run again because there is still work to do. He specifically pointed to legislation he hopes to work on as vice chair of the Environmental Regulations Committee.
He said he is grateful to Abbott and the voters who continue to support him.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to not only represent my fellow Texans from House District 29, but also work with Governor Abbott on matters that have such a positive impact for all Texans," he said.