Special to The News
Texas State Representative Jim Pitts (R-Ellis County) announced last week that he will run for re-election to the Texas House in House District 10. Pitts currently serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, a title he has held for the past two legislative sessions. Pitts was first elected to represent House District 10, comprised of Ellis and Hill counties, in 1992.
Under the Texas House redistricting map passed by the legislature this session, and due to the explosive population growth in the region, District 10 no longer contains Hill County and will now be comprised of Ellis County and a portion of Henderson County, including Malakoff, Trinidad, Tool and Seven Points.
“When I see how Texas is thriving as compared with the rest of the country, I am proud of what we were able to accomplish with the Texas budget,” said Pitts. “When you talk about creating more jobs and continuing to improve our economy, I know it starts with lower taxes and controlling government spending. We have accomplished here in Texas what many states consider impossible, and I remain dedicated to the principles that got us to where we are today.”
“I am thankful to residents of the 10th District for trusting me with this important position and allowing me to be their voice in the Texas Legislature,” said Pitts. “Serving on their behalf has been my passion for the past 18 years. We have accomplished much in that time, and the future for the great State of Texas has never been brighter. I hope that the voters of District 10 will give me the chance to continue working to make Texas the perfect place to live, work, and to raise a family.”
Pitts is a Waxahachie attorney and business owner. He and his late wife Evelyn have three children, Duffy, Ashley and Ryan.