Rep. James White announces challenge to Sid Miller


TEXAS – State Rep. James White, R-Hillister, broke the information to Capital Tonight reporter Reena Diamante when former President Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott have been touring A bit of unfinished border wall Inside the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday: He’ll search greater office and problem Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. 

White about three weeks in the past introduced he wouldn’t be looking for reelection. The Houston native is presently The one Black Republican Inside the Texas House.

In a information launch formally saying The primary problem to Miller, White wrote, “Texas is The very biggest state Inside the nation for agriculture, offering $115 invoiceion in annual financial influence and immediately or Inimmediately using one out Of every seven Texans. As a member of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee, I had direct oversight of the agency And might leverage this expertise To Guarantee Texas reprimarys the nationwide chief.”

First elected in 2010, White was additionally a public school teveryer for almost 20 years and served Inside the U.S. Army, spending An factor of That time in Belin.

White is chair of The house Houseland Safety and Public Safety Committee. A proponent of the permitless carry of handguns, he was Half of the bipartisan group that hashed out The final particulars of the invoice. He additionally strives To reinforce the foster care system.

Miller has served as Texas agriculture commissioner since 2015.