Justin Ray Announces Campaign for Texas House

HOUSTON, Texas — Former Jersey Village Mayor Justin Ray announced today that he will again seek election to the Texas House of Representatives after narrowly losing in 2020 by a mere 300 votes.

“I am proud of the race we ran and the effort our team put in, and humbled by the support that we received. Coming within 300 votes of winning is an encouraging sign that shows that our District is ready for a change in leadership,” said Ray.

Ray’s race was one of the most competitive in Texas in 2020 and drew national attention. The current incumbent is completely out-of-step with the residents of the District, touting divisive anti-energy policies to his partisan base while pandering pro-energy policies at the same time to the public. The Cy-Fair community needs authentic leadership and deserves better than Representative Jon Rosenthal’s double-talk.

“We ran an issue-based campaign, focused on education, public safety, and the economic future of Texas,” Ray continued. “On the other hand, Jon Rosenthal consistently puts his out-of-touch liberal ideology ahead of the hardworking voters in District 135.”

Prior to running for State Representative, Ray served his hometown of Jersey Village as Planning and Zoning Commissioner, City Councilman, and served two terms as Mayor.