On Nov. 14, State Representative Ed Thompson filed as a candidate for re-election to the House of Representatives for Texas House District 29 in Brazoria County. Thompson was elected in 2012 and is now in his second term representing the area that that includes the cities of Pearland, Alvin, Hillcrest, Manvel, Rosharon, Iowa Colony, Brookside Village, and Liverpool in Northeast Brazoria County.
One of the most conservative leaders in the Texas House, he has received several awards for his voting record, including the following awards in 2015 alone: Effective Conservative Lawmaker by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas, Fighter for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business, 100% Rating by Texas Right to Life, and Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition.
Ever since Thompson’s first term, his priorities have remained the same: to keep taxes low, return funds to Texas education, and solve long-term water and transportation needs faced by the State of Texas. Thompson has presented a number of crucial pieces of legislation on issues including libraries, recycling, veterans’ affairs, school finance, election laws, and public safety. He has been a member of the House Environmental Regulation Committee since 2013 and is currently the Vice Chairman of the House Land and Resource Management Committee.
“It is my sincere hope that the voters of District 29 send me back to Austin for a third term so I can build on the important work of helping the schools, businesses, industries, and families who make up the District 29 community,” said Thompson. “It has truly been an honor to serve the people of District 29 over the past two terms.”
Ed Thompson is an insurance agent in Pearland and has been a small businessman there since 1982. He is very active in the community, serving as Mayor Pro-Tem of Pearland, President of the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, Chairman of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of Trustees for Pearland ISD. A graduate of the University of Houston, Ed and his wife Freddie are members of Sagemont Church.