House District 135 Candidate Justin Ray Kicks Off Campaign With Momentum, Reports Six Times as Much Cash on Hand as Incumbent Rep. Jon Rosenthal

HOUSTON, Texas — Former Jersey Village Mayor Justin Ray, who announced his candidacy for Texas House of Representatives in late May, released the following statement today regarding the latest campaign finance reports. Ray reported $42,245 in cash on hand while incumbent State Representative Jon Rosenthal reported having only $6,838 in cash on hand on the July 15, 2021 filing date.

“While our runaway State Representative Jon Rosenthal abandons his responsibilities and the state of Texas for luxury travel sponsored by Beto O’Rourke and photo ops with his Democrat Party bosses in Washington, he’s failed to connect with voters back home or secure resources for his re-election. Reporting a mere $6,838 cash on hand — the numbers speak for themselves. It’s clear that Jon has turned his back on Texans and they’ve turned their backs on him.

“Meanwhile, the Justin Ray Campaign has announced that we have six times as much cash on hand, which we raised locally, while my opponent has left his job for D.C. and is fundraising from out of state sources. The hardworking voters of House District 135 want a representative that shows up to work and puts their best interests first, not an out-of-touch far left agenda. I’m grateful for the support we’ve received so far and I look forward to continuing to meet with and listen to the concerns of families and neighbors here in the Cy-fair community as our campaign builds momentum.”

In November 2020, Ray lost narrowly to Rosenthal by just over 300 votes. Prior to running for State Representative, Ray served his hometown of Jersey Village as Planning and Zoning Commissioner, City Councilman, and two terms as Mayor. For more information on Justin Ray and his upcoming events in House District 135, visit


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