Cecil Webster has announced that he will be running as a Democratic candidate for the District 13 Texas House of Representatives position. Webster says that he decided last year not to seek elected office again, but that events over the past 10 months have convinced him that he needs to be more visible now.
The District 13 House seat is currently held by Republican Leighton Schubert. Schubert announced his candidacy for the Republican primary last week. District 13 includes Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca, and Washington counties.
Cecil Webster is a veteran with 26 years of service in the Army. He says that if elected, he will continue to champion the issues that are critical to the future including public education, jobs, voting rights, healthcare, women rights, veteran issues, a living wage, and immigration. For more information visit: websterfortexas.com
Full Press Release:
In November 2016 I stated that I would not run for elected office again. While I had not become disheartened with the issues, voters, or electoral process, I decided it was time to shift my focus to less visible means.
The last 10 months has convinced me that I need to be more visible now than ever before. Almost every day, we hear real news reports about the moral turpitude of our elected leaders in Austin and Washington, D.C. They seem to have two sets of standards – a flexible one for themselves and another more rigid one for others. They profess to care for the people they were elected to serve, but their actions (private and public) belie otherwise. Principles, honesty, and integrity seem to be a foreign concept to them.
These character traits are not foreign to me, however. They are who I am, and I cannot idly stand by and let others define our character. Texans deserve a legislative body of public servants who work for the good of all Texans. In that regard I hereby announce my candidacy as a Democratic candidate for state representative of House District 13 (Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca, and Washington counties). I will file the necessary paperwork at the quarterly meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee in Austin on December 9th.
If elected as your state representative, I will continue to champion the issues that you and I know are critical to our future (public education, jobs, voting rights, healthcare, women rights, veteran issues, a living wage, immigration, etc.). I will tenaciously pursue these issues on your behalf with unyielding principles, with complete honesty, and with unwavering integrity. That is how I served our country for 26 years while in the U.S. Army. And like many veterans, I continue to serve our country, our state, and our community today. I just serve in a different uniform now.
Please visit www.websterfortexas.com for additional information and to learn how you can help me serve you. Thank you and I pray that God keeps us strong in faith.