Conservative State Representative Jonathan Stickland Announces He's Not Seeking Re-Election

Chris Fox
June 24, 2019 - 8:39 pm

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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Conservative State Representative Jonathan Stickland of Bedford took to Facebook on Monday to announce he would not seek re-election in 2020.

In his Facebook post Stickland thanked his constituents, family and friends saying, “What a ride we’ve had together! Friends, I find it very hard to put into words what an incredible honor it has been to represent you as your State Representative for four terms. Your love and support have carried us as we fought for our Christian, conservative values in Austin. Eight years was enough for George Washington, and it certainly is for me. After much prayerful consideration and reflection, I have determined it is not the Lord’s will for me to seek reelection. Instead, I intend to dedicate more time to my family, my church, and my business.”

The four term State Representative from Bedford was a proud supporter of 2nd amendment rights and fiercely anti-abortion. Rice University Political Scientist Mark Jones says the controversial former Texas Freedom Caucus member was known more for killing legislation than passing bills. “His biggest issues were with the present day Republican Party being insufficiently conservative and, two, tied to crony capitalists and business interests.”

After seven years in office, Stickland finally passed his first bill just last session. House Bill 1631 puts an end to red-light cameras and was signed into law by Governor Abbott earlier this month.