Williamson County will have a new Texas House seat in 2012, District 149. The seat is in the southwest Williamson County, including parts of Austin, Leander, Georgetown and most of Cedar Park. This is a heavily Republican district.
The next question of course is who is running for this new Texas House seat? Holly Hansen at Williamson County Conservative rounds up the potential candidates for the new HD 149.
Cynthia Long, Williamson County Commissioner, Precinct 2, re-elected in 2008. Locally popular.
Matt Powell, Cedar Park City Councilman.
Tony Dale, Cedar Park City Councilman, former Army Captain.
Stephen Thomas, former Cedar Park City Council, former HD 20 candidate
Ted Pataki, staffer for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and yes, son of that Pataki, NY Governor George. Ted is also a Marine Officer combat vet who spent time in Iraq.
James Bernsen, staffer for Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.
Bob Lemon, Cedar Park Mayor.
Don Tracy, Cedar Park City Council.
Paul Tesch, former President of Brushy Creek MUD.
Bob Tish, developer, former Perry appointee to Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.
Mary Dale, Cedar Park Attorney.
Chris Fielder, Leander City Council.
Eric Stratton, conservative GOP activist.
Stacy Rudd, Chairman of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce.
Maria Acosta, Central Texas 9-12 Leader.
Corbin Van Arsdale is a former State Rep who recently relocated from Spring to Cedar Park; his name has been mentioned by a few activists, but he doesn’t seem inclined to run.