State Rep. Travis Clardy officially filed to seek re-election to represent House District 11 in the Texas House of Representatives.

The district serves portions of Cherokee, Nacogdoches and Rusk counties.

“I am proud of the legislative accomplishments that have been made to benefit our district, and I look forward to the opportunity to further a vision that leads to a bright future for the people of House District 11 and all of Texas,” Clardy said in a news release announcing his re-election bid.

Clardy was first elected in 2012 and has championed education, mental health, border security and economic development initiatives, the announcement stated.

He serves as vice chairman for the Local and Consent Calendars Committee, and is a member of the Higher Education Committee as well as the Energy Resources Committee.

During the recent special session of the 85th Legislature, Clardy was a leader on public education issues, carrying legislation to ensure current teachers were properly compensated to align with their professional credentials and achievement. He also supported additional funding to shore up TRS-Care, the health insurance program for retired Texas educators, and assist rural school districts affected by the phase-out of the Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction program.

“Our region is a great place to live and raise a family but much work remains to promote the many attributes that make District 11 special,” Clardy said in the announcement. “I look forward to continuing as a strong conservative and experienced voice at the Capitol for the people of East Texas. I appreciate the encouragement and good will I have received from the people of House District 11 and humbly ask for their continued support in the upcoming election cycle.”



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