Jack Reynolds, a former economics professor at Tarrant County College, has announced he will seek to unseat incumbent state Rep. Charlie Geren. Geren represents District 99, which includes much of Fort Worth and western Tarrant County. Geren was elected to the House in 2000 and ranks ninth in seniority. 

Reynolds pointed to the recent impeachment trial of Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, as one of the reasons he decided to enter the primary race for the state House seat. Geren took a lead role in the impeachment process, serving on the five-member House General Investigating Committee that brought the impeachment articles.

“Charlie Geren did not simply vote in favor of impeaching AG Paxton,” Reynolds said in a news release. “He served as one of only 10 impeachment managers, seven of whom were Republicans, and was the only non-lawyer to do so out of the whole group.”

Reynolds previously ran for the District 4 seat on the Tarrant County College’s board of trustees earlier this year, but dropped out before the election. Laura Forkner Pritchett was elected to the position.

 Bob Francis is business editor for the Fort Worth Report. Contact him at bob.francis@fortworthreport.org. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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