By Gloria Roemer
State Representative Mayes Middleton, HD 23, announced last week that he is seeking the Republican nomination to run for State Senate District 11. Larry Taylor, the incumbent of SD 11 unexpectedly announced his retirement last week which prompted Middleton to seek the open seat. Middleton currently represents all of Chambers County, and most of Galveston County as state representative. State Senate District 11 is comprised of all of Brazoria County, most of Galveston County, and the southeast part of Harris County. Middleton has a home in Galveston County which qualifies his residency in SD 11.
Middleton was first elected as State Representative in 2018 and has served two terms. He serves on the House Committees on Insurance, Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence, and Local & Consent Calendars. He has consistently been ranked as one of the most conservative members of the state house. Middleton was awarded the distinguished Courageous Conservative Coalition by Texas Conservative Coalition for his record this session. “I am honored to fight alongside groups like TCC to protect individual rights and family values, limit the role of government, and ensure fiscal responsibility,” said Middleton.
Middleton posted on social media “I’m excited to announce that I am running for Texas Senate District 11, encompassing Galveston, Harris, and Brazoria Counties. I could not be more grateful to have served as your State Representative for Chambers and Galveston Counties. I hope to earn your vote, so that I can take the fight for our shared conservative values to the Texas Senate.
Macy and I welcomed our fourth child, Martha Ann, this year, and it is these incredible blessings from God that are a daily reminder of how important it is to tirelessly fight for faith, family, and freedom, and to stop the radical left’s stunning overreach. I am ready to take that fight to the Senate, and it is why I have consistently ranked in the top 10 most conservative members of the Texas House.”
To date, Terri Leo Wilson of Galveston, former member of the Texas Board of Education has filed for the position. Wilson is currently the SD 11 Galveston County Chairman and Precinct Chairman 221.
To file to run, you must file with the Republican Party of Texas in Austin. Call 512-477-9821 for more information.