By Aaron Barker - Sept 26, 2019
RICHMOND, Texas - Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls announced Thursday that he is launching an exploratory committee aimed at running for Congress next year.
"Since publicly announcing I would not be running for sheriff, I've been inundated with calls, emails and letters from District 22 residents encouraging me to run for our open congressional seat," Nehls said in a written statement.
Nehls said the exploration phase will allow voters to get to know him and why he wants to represent them.
This is the second time Nehls has considered a run for Congress. After announcing he was mulling a congressional run in 2018, he put those plans on hold after determining a state law would require him to quit his job as sheriff to run for the seat.