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Gene Wu for Texas State Representative 137
News Release
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Gene Wu to Seek Re-Election in 2018

Houston - State Representative Gene Wu today filed for re-election to House District 137 in Southwest Houston. First elected in 2012, Wu is currently in his third term in the Texas House of Representatives and serves on the House Appropriations and Human Services Committees. Wu made the following statement:

“It has been a true honor to serve Texans across the state and represent my friends and neighbors at home. I'm especially proud of our success on statewide issues like passing comprehensive child welfare reforms and a ban on texting while driving.

We advanced a local agenda that sought to address neighborhood concerns we heard from constituents, like nuisance businesses, yard parking and pedestrian safety. We successfully passed two proposals that help our local county attorney's office pursue civil lawsuits against nuisance massage businesses that are often fronts for human trafficking, and the dealing of dangerous synthetic drugs.

But the recent legislative sessions were tough politically. Our priorities in Texas should be education funding so our kids can compete for jobs, and making our justice system more fair; not policies that divide us, like the discriminatory bathroom bill or unconstitutional 'show me your papers' law.

Our work is not finished. I will continue to be a strong advocate for Texas immigrants who are workers, business owners, taxpayers and neighbors, and who are an integral part of our communities and our economy. I will continue to fight for our kids, for school finance reform so we fund our public education system to meet the needs of our students, and build on our work to fix our child welfare system to ensure the safety of our most vulnerable kids. We also need a comprehensive overhaul of our justice system. I'm determined to raise the age of adult responsibility from 17 to 18 and improve the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. We have a lot to do and I’m looking forward to running for re-election and getting these things done.”

Wu has been honored to receive recognition for his work by organizations such as Sierra Club, Equality Texas, the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, and the New American Leaders Project.

Wu grew up in the neighborhood of Sharpstown and has lived in Southwest Houston for nearly 30 years. Wu is an attorney in private practice, and formerly served as a Prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. He and his wife, Miya, are the proud parents of their sons, Winston and Lyndon.

The Democratic Primary is March 6, 2018.

Tonight, Wu will hold his 2018 Campaign Kickoff from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Barry's Pizza, 6003 Richmond Avenue in Houston.




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