Republican State Representative Cody Harris announced today that he will seek re-election to the Texas House after a historic legislative session that delivered a number of victories on key issues like property tax reform, public school funding, teacher pay, and border security.
“Serving the families of House District 8 is a true honor, and I am humbled to announce for re- election,” Harris said. “I ran on a platform of fighting for our rural conservative values, and I am proud of what we accomplished. We provided $5 billion in property tax relief, increased teacher pay and funding for our public schools, and kept our commitment to retired teachers. We also fought to beef up border security and protect landowners against abusive eminent domain.”
Harris is a fifth generation resident of House District 8, which includes Anderson, Freestone, Hill, and Navarro Counties. During his first term in office he served on the Natural Resources, Energy Resources and Local and Consent Calendars Committees. Harris also serves as an appointed member of the House Republican Caucus Policy Committee.
“While I’m proud of what we accomplished, there’s more to do, and that’s why I am running for re-election,” he said. “With the support of this community, I will continue to focus on the issues that affect this district, and I will continue to fight to protect our rural conservative values.”
Harris and his wife, Taylor have four children and attend the First Baptist Church in Palestine, where he serves as Deacon. Harris has a successful small business – Liberty Land and Ranch – which specializes in farm and ranch real estate.