AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – Ascension Academy athletic director and former FBI agent Tim Reid has announced his candidacy for District 31 of the Texas State Senate, a seat to be left open by State Senator Kel Seliger in 2022.
“As an FBI agent, police officer, police officer, school board member, and foster child, I think I am uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of this district,” Reid said in his campaign ad, “I will actively work on the issues we face to strengthen the future of Texas. I have served the people of this district for 28 years and I call the Panhandle and all of West Texas home. .
According to his campaign ad, Reid, 62, was an FBI special agent from 1986 to 2005, and fully retired from the organization in 2011. He began a career in teaching in the Texas Panhandle in 2013. , having previously served on the Canyon Independent School District Board of Directors during his tenure with the FBI, and most recently was Director of Campus Sports and Safety for Ascension Academy in Amarillo. Among his references cited in the campaign ad, Reid noted that he was also involved in the 1990s with Child Protective Services (CPS) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for the Amarillo region.
“Serving the region I love in our state legislature is something my career in public service has prepared me to do,” said Reid in closing, “I look forward to championing the needs of our district and the welfare of our state. “
With the deadline for nominations set for December 13, the full list of opponents Reid will face in the Republican or general primary elections for the seat has not been finalized. However, Stormy Bradley has been officially registered as another Republican candidate for the post of District 31 of the Texas State Senate according to the latest data available.
In the latest round of Texas state legislative work, the State Senate and House districts have been redesigned in 2021 and will impact the 2022 election. State Senate District 31 Texas saw a significant change in the new map, now including communities south of Odessa and immediately west of Abilene while losing parts of the enclave including Clarendon, Pampa, and Wheeler.
The Texas State House districts impacting the Amarillo area also saw significant changes during the redistribution, including the addition of more enclave area to Districts 87 and 88 of the House of Representatives of Texas, and a realignment of land for District 86.
Current Texas State House Representatives John Smithee (District 86), Four Price (District 87) and Ken King (District 88) are also eligible for re-election in 2022. Representatives Price and King had both announced their campaigns. re-election from November 24, when Representative Smithee had not yet spoken on the issue.
More information on the recent work of the Texas Legislature can be found here, and the latest information on the 2022 Texas Election Candidates continues to be updated on MyHighPlains.com.