Ed Thompson Statement on Election Victory

Rep Ed Thompson headshotFriends and supporters, it is with much gratefulness that I accept the re-election to House District 29. It has been a long and challenging race, and I am eager for the privilege to serve you for another term. The people of House District 29 have chosen results over rhetoric. The 85th Legislative Session begins on January 11th, and I am looking forward to serving you for a third term in the Texas House of Representatives.

I am especially grateful to my wonderful wife Freddie for her unwavering encouragement and support. We also thank the many, many faithful friends and supporters who have made this victory possible for us. It takes a lot of people to get us across the finish line, from displaying signs to block walking to contributing to praying to voting. We appreciate the continued confidence you have shown in us.

The great state of Texas and its wonderful people are very dear to my heart. We have many priorities in this state: the thousands of children in our foster care system should have the opportunity to have a good life. Students in our public schools should receive a quality education. Commuters should have access to safe roads to get them to work in a timely manner. The challenge is to assist with the great needs we have while also being conservative in our fiscal appetites. We must think long-term to determine what is best for our state, and I remain committed to having those difficult discussions to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely.

Without a doubt, District 29 is home to some of the brightest, most compassionate, most hardworking people in the world, and it is an honor to represent you. I will continue to be a tireless advocate for you in Austin. As has been the case for the past 4 years, we are always available to take your concerns and work to find a solution. Please give us a call – I work for you and will continue to put the people of District 29 first at the Texas Capitol.

Whether you voted for me, didn’t vote for me, or didn’t vote at all, I want you to know that I am your State Representative. This is an office I do not take lightly. It is easy to become discouraged in these uncertain times, but I would like to remind us that, as Abraham Lincoln urged so many years ago, we must come together and “call on the better angels of our nature” to work for the good of our community, this state, this nation, and this world. Let’s continue moving Texas forward.


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