Austin -- As expected, State Representative Craig Eiland formally filed for re-election in 2012. Eiland hopes to continue representing House District 23 for another two-year term.
Rep. Eiland says his campaign strategy is simple. He will focus on his accomplishments in District 23 and across the state. "If re-elected, I'll continue to do what I've been doing, representing the views of my constituents from Galveston and Chambers Counties in Austin and working to improve our community and our state. Texas will face a number of major issues next session including further budget shortfalls, school funding and statewide water issues. Between redistricting and retirements there will be at least 35 new members in Austin. This means that there close to half of the membership of the Texas House will have one 140 session or less of experience in the legislature. With so many new faces next session, I feel that my experience will serve my constituents well next session."
Rep. Eiland serves on the Appropriations Committee and the House Committee on Insurance. He has represented areas of Galveston County in the Texas Legislature for over fifteen years and Chambers County for 9 years.