We now move into the State Rep. races, and as with the Congressional portion of my interview series I’m very pleased to kick things off with a distinguished veteran lawmaker. State Rep. Craig Eiland has represented House District 23 since first being elected in 1994. (I goofed and said District 21 in the intro to the interview.) Eiland is an attorney and resident of Galveston, and currently serves as the Chairman of the House Pensions and Investments Committee. He also serves on the Insurance Committee, for which he has been Vice Chair twice, and is a veteran of the Appropriations Committee. Eiland has been named to the Texas Monthly Ten Best Legislators list three times, and has a slew of other awards to go with that. He’s also the only Democratic incumbent in a truly competitive district, though he is well funded and favored to win. We covered a lot of ground in the interview:
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