Jodey Arrington has officially joined a growing list of congressional candidates. The District 19 seat has been available since Representative Randy Neugebauer decided to forgo reelection.
Arrington said he is ready to be that voice and fight for border and national security and cut government spending while protecting small business and agricultural interests.
"We've got to solve the problem and we're going to do it the good old fashion conservative way," Arrington said. "We've got to have a strong voice and an effective advocate on day one to fight for the things that matter to us, to defend and protect our values. A big part of being the congressman from this district is knowing that you've got to represent the interest and the values of things that are important to West Texas and the big country. I understand that."
Arrington challenged Charles Perry in the special election for state senate in 2014. He has served as an adviser to George W. Bush, both as governor and president. He also is a former vice chancellor for Texas Tech. He currently is the president of Scott Laboratories.