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Republican Race For Texas House District 55

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(KCEN) -- In the upcoming Texas Primary Elections, Republican incumbent Ralph Sheffield faces a challenge from Grassroots Conservative Molly White in the race for Texas House District 55.

"I'm out there meeting the voters and talking to voters and they're ready for a change," White said. "They are ready for someone who will really fight for their conservative values and be there spokesperson and I take that very seriously."

"I think I'm a proven leader and I think we will continue to work hard to keep D.C. out of our lives here in Texas and also make Texas the envy of the nation," said Sheffield.

Sheffield has called Central Texas home for all of his life. He's been a small business owner for the past 30 years. For the past 22, he's been the owner and operator of Las Casas Restaurant and Catering in Temple.

Since first being elected in 2008, Sheffield says Texas has had the most conservative house in the state's history. 

"I've continued to fund the border for security, we've passed a very strong Voter ID Law, and we've continued to not raise taxes and balance the budget, yet give small businesses tax relief," Sheffield said.

White is also a Central Texas native. She has been a grassroots activist's for 13 years and refers to herself as a frontline fighter for conservatism. From state spending to Second Amendment rights, White said these are all issues that are very important to conservatives and to her as a potential representative. This is her first run for office and much of her focus right now is getting to know the voters.

"As a representative we are supposed to be the voice of the people in our district and that's what I plan on being," said White.

Early voting for the March 4 primary runs Feb.18-28.

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