Texas Rep. Garnet Coleman Says He Won’t Seek Reelection
‘An Extraordinary Leader for District 147, the People of Texas,' Says HCDP Chair
Houston — Democratic State Rep. Garnet Coleman announced today he will not seek reelection to the Texas House of Representatives and is not sure if he will finish his current term, which expires at the end of 2022.
HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu made the following statement in response to the announcement:
"Since 1991, Rep. Coleman has been an extraordinary leader for District 147 and the people of Texas, receiving national and state honors for his accomplishments.
“He has worked tirelessly to expand access to health care for all Texans, including jointly authoring the legislation that created the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Texas.
Since beginning his political career as a delegate to the Texas State Democratic Convention in 1988, Rep. Coleman has proven to be a fighter for health reform, voters rights, LGBTQ rights and economic development in the state.
He will be greatly missed, and we wish him the best in whatever the future may bring.”
For Immediate Release
Nov. 18, 2021
Contact: Elisa Rochford