I’d heard this was coming over the weekend, and here it is. Council Member Jarvis Johnson has filed for the Democratic primary in CD18, challenging Sheila Jackson Lee. From his press release:
Houston City Council Member Jarvis Johnson filed today in the Democratic Party Primary for the United States House of Representatives, Eighteenth Congressional District of Texas. Johnson currently represents District B on the Houston City Council.
“America is a great democracy and the people are given the opportunity to choose their leadership. Leadership should be chosen by their examples of delivering meaningful services to their communities,” said Johnson.
“Over the course of the next two months, I look forward to having a spirited debate on who can best represent the people of the Eighteenth Congressional District. We’re going to have a frank discussion on who’s capable of bringing and creating good paying jobs for the people of the district. Who can spark genuine economic development, and who can provide leadership to marshal resources to help eliminate the dropout rate,” added Johnson.
This ought to be fun. And there is another candidate out there, Sean Roberts, who has apparently also filed. Having a three-candidate race could only make this more interesting, and there may be a fourth as well. We’ll know soon enough. Texas on the Potomac has more.