Former State Representative Tommy Merritt has officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for State Representative, District 7.
Merritt served in the Texas Legislature from 1997 – 2011.  During his tenure, he was Chairman of the House Committees on Public Safety and Energy Resources.  He also served on the committees for Transportation, Local & Consent Calendars, Redistricting, Federal Legislation, State Recreational Resources, State Affairs, Border Affairs & International Relations, and Defense & State-Federal Relations.