Forum 1 | Texas House District 135

Thursday, October 22, 7pm

House District 135 includes Cypress and Jersey Village in northwest Houston.

Jon Rosenthal, Democrat incumbent for Texas House District 35

Jon Rosenthal (D-I)

Democrat Jon Rosenthal is the current representative for this district. Being only one of two practicing engineers in the Texas House of Representatives, Rosenthal has been a strong advocate for better public schools, healthcare, and criminal justice reform. As a member of the 86th Legislative Session, Rosenthal serves on the County Affairs and Energy Resources Committees.

Justin Ray, Republican candidate for Texas House District 135

Justin Ray (R)

Former Councilman and mayor of Jersey City, Republican challenger Justin Ray plans to spend his time as representative focusing on education, keeping taxes low, and improving public safety. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, Ray received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, followed by a career in the oil and gas industry.

Forum 2 | Texas House District 28

Friday, October 23, 7pm

House District 28 is located in Fort Bend County in southwest Houston.

Eliz Markowitz, Democratic candidate for Texas House District 28

Eliz Markowitz (D)

Native Texan and raised in Sugar Land, Democratic challenger Eliz Markowitz has spent her career in education as an instructor, trainer, and author. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston, and is running on issues such as healthcare rights, education reform, and criminal justice reform.

Gary Gates, Republican incumbent for Texas House District 28

Gary Gates (R-I)

Republican Gary Gates is the current representative for this district. A businessman and father of 13, Gates won his seat in a special runoff election against Markowitz in January. As a member of the 86th Legislative Session, Gates serves on the Appropriations and Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committees.