State Representative Ben Leman has announced he will run for re-election for the state House of Representatives.
Leman announced Monday he will seek re-election to the House District 13 seat, representing Washington, Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, and Lavaca Counties.
Leman was first elected in a special election last May, then elected in November to his first full-term.
Leman, who spoke at Tuesday’s Legislative Wrap-Up Forum at Blinn College in Brenham, said he felt he made a lot of progress in his freshman year in office.
In Leman’s first legislative session, he authored and passed a bill cracking down on telemarketers who spoof telephone numbers. He also passed legislation ensuring illegal immigrants convicted of a crime are not able to avoid deportation by appealing plea bargains on the basis they were not aware they could be deported.
Leman said his main goal is to make sure rural Texans are not left out of the conversation.
Leman, a resident of rural Grimes County, currently serves on the Land and Resource Management Committee, Redistricting Committee, and Transportation Committee. He also serves on the House Republican Caucus Policy Committee.