Rhetta on Inside Texas Politics


Posted by: WFAA | Jason Whitely


The race for an open seat in the Texas House of Representatives is where Inside Texas Politics began today. State Rep. Cindy Burkett walked away from her seat in District 113 to run for state Senate. The 113th is a sliver of eastern Dallas County including some of Rowlett, Garland, Mesquite, Sunnyvale, Balch Springs, part of Dallas, and Seagoville. Republicans have owned this seat for eight years but Democrats see opportunity. Two candidates are running for the nomination; Rhetta Andrews Bowers, a part-time educator and Billy Ingram, a 34-year veteran of Dallas Fire-Rescue. They staked out positions on guns, tolling part of I-635 on the eastern side of Dallas, and overcoming double-digit Republican wins of this seat in the past.