REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE DAVID WATTS JOINS RACE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 7
From David Watts Campaign:
GILMER, TX - David Watts, conservative Republican, business consultant, and 2012 candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, has announced his candidacy for Texas House of Representatives District 7. House District 7 encompasses both Gregg and Upshur counties and includes the communities of Longview, Lakeport, Kilgore, Gladewater, White Oak, Liberty City, Big Sandy, Gilmer, Ore City, and Diana.
Watts officially filed for the office on Wednesday, July 1 after State Representative David Simpson announced his intention to run for the Texas Senate.
Watts said of his campaign, “For years we have seen a relentless assault on our liberties from an intrusive Federal Government. Dark storm clouds of judicial activism and executive branch overreach are a grave threat to our representative republic. We have no need for placeholder politicians who bend with every breeze of public opinion. In East Texas we must be served by a bold champion for conservative solutions -- someone who will work to aggressively restrain government and restore the promise of Liberty. The theme of this campaign is crystal clear. With every ounce of my ability I will work for this: Less Government. More Liberty.”
As of his filing, more than 150 citizens and conservative leaders in House District 7 have endorsed David Watts in his bid for the Texas House of Representatives.
David Watts, his wife, and their three children have lived in the Longview area for the past 16 years. David served as full time evangelist in Longview for six years, has made four extended preaching trips to India, and is currently a business and technology consultant residing in Upshur County with his wife, children, and extended family. He is the author of the Korean War historical fiction novel, Hope in Hungnam.