After a stunning announcement by State Representative Scott Hochberg that he would not seek re-election, I’m starting to hear names of several potential candidates.
One name familiar to many voters is Brandon Dudley, Chief of Staff and General Counsel for State Senator Rodney Ellis and a former candidate for state district criminal court judge.
I spoke with Dudley and he confirmed that he will file to run for office as early as Monday morning.
Why is he running? This is what he had to say:
“Representative Hochberg’s decision not to run again is a great loss to the people of Houston and the state of Texas,” said Dudley. “He’s been a model public servant and will be sorely missed. I believe strongly that I can continue the legacy and provide the people of House District 137 the representation they deserve, which is why I’m planning to run. I look forward to the opportunity to earn everyone’s support in the weeks ahead, and fighting to create a better future for all Texas families for years to come.”