CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) — State Rep. Ron Simmons (R) will be running for re-election to the Texas House for District 65.READ MORE: Haltom City Police Officer Dies After Battle With COVID-19
Simmons, who’s been in the House since 2013, announced his decision on Saturday. He represents citizens from Carrollton, Lewisville, Highland Village and small portions of Dallas and Coppell. Simmons is currently the chairman of the House Transportation Sub-Committee on Long-Term Infrastructure Planning and the House Republican Caucus Policy Committee.READ MORE: Dallas Nonprofit Serving More Students' Mental Health Needs Since COVID-19 Pandemic Started
According to his biography, Simmons authored and passed legislation “standardizing the treatment and coverage of autism spectrum disorder” and was a co-author of House Bill 2, a pro-life bill regarding abortion facilities. Earlier this year, he proposed a bill that would reveal the names of judges who grant teens permission to have abortions.
Lists of bills with which Simmons has been involved, and other information regarding his time in the House, is available at the Texas House of Representatives website.MORE NEWS: School Libraries Under New Scrutiny As Texas Lawmaker Questions Kids' Access To Books On Race, Sexuality
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