Updated: Jan 12, 2022
Once State Representative Joe Deshotel, D-Beaumont, decided not to seek another term as State Representative, Chief of Staff Christian Manuel, decided to step up to the plate.
“I just want to make sure that Southeast Texas is getting the exact same representation as they've been getting for the past 23 years”
Deshotel seems confident that, should 36-year-old Manuel win the election, it would be a seamless transition.
“Although Southeast Texas is losing seniority, we don’t have to lose the legislative experience, the inter-Capitol relationships, and our deep roots in the community that make our office effective,” Deshotel said in an endorsement letter earlier this week. “Christian is well-known throughout the Texas House as an organizer, leader and legislative strategist. He is ready and able to pick up where I left off.”
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