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Bedford mayor resigns to run for State Representative

Bedford Mayor Jim Griffin on Sept. 4 announced his candidacy for Texas House District 92 in northern Tarrant County which includes Bedford, Euless, and Hurst and parts of Fort Worth, Arlington, and Grand Prairie.

“I’ve helped Bedford solve big problems and uphold the conservative values that make Texas such a wonderful place to live,” Griffin said. “We now have improved streets, a new and improved 183, the best public safety department anywhere, and we’ve worked to revitalize our neighborhoods, parks, and commercial areas.”

Griffin announced his resignation from office in order to run for Texas State Representative in District 92. Griffin will continue to serve through the completion of a special election on Nov. 5, 2019.

Griffin was first elected as Mayor in May of 2012 and was re-elected for three-year terms in May 2015 and May 2018.

Current st. Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, announced in Junr that he would not be running again. Stickland was first elected in 2012 and has known as a vocal conservative member of the Texas House. He narrowly won election in 2018 over Democratic challenger Steve Riddell.

“I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished as mayor, but so many of our issues in DFW need to be solved at the state level,” said Griffin. “I’m running to cut property taxes, protect life, defend the Second Amendment, support our schools, and protect the local control that’s made us great.”

Griffin has served as Chair of the Tarrant County Mayor’s Council, Chair of the HEB ISD Education Foundation, Chair of Northeast Leadership Forum, Chair of the HEB Chamber of Commerce, Chair-elect of the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition, Chair of the Bedford Library Foundation, and Chair of the Tarrant County Mental Health Initiative.

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