Former Reps. Gilbert Peña (R-Pasadena) and Robert Talton (R-Pasadena) have filed to succeed term-limited Johnny Isbell. They join San Jacinto College trustee John Moon Jr. and council members Pat Van Houte and Jeff Wagner. Both former representatives served HD144. Peña served one term in the House and was defeated in November in a rematch against Rep. Mary Ann Perez (D-Houston). Talton served nine terms in the House but has since lost races for Congress (2008), Harris Co. county attorney (2012) and the Supreme Court (2014). Moon, an accountant, was elected to the trustees in 2009 and re-elected in 2015. The bilingual Van Houte was first elected to the council in 2006. Wagner, a former Houston police officer, was elected to the council in 2015.
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