Pearland City Councilman Derrick Reed officially announced on Tuesday his bid for the Texas District 22 Congressional seat.
Pearland, TX — Via a video released this morning, Pearland City Councilman Derrick Reed has announced he is running for Congress in Texas District 22 in the Democratic Primary. Reed, who was the first African-American to be elected to Pearland City Council, brings a unique experience to the primary, as he is the only person running who has served in elected office in any capacity.
In the video, Reed says,“Despite the different obstacles we face as Americans, we continue to get ready each day to follow our path to achieve the American dream. The problem is, some of the obstacles we face were created by the very same people we elected to run this country, those that aren’t paying attention to our needs or may not even know what those needs are. I understand those needs; the need to have a system that provides for accessible health care…and the need to create an economy where small businesses are valued…I’m Derrick Reed, and I’m not only currently serving this community, but I work in it, and I raise my children in it. I’m asking to be your next Congressman to ensure that the needs of this community are met and never ignored.”
Derrick Reed was born in Houston. Upon graduating from Sharpstown High School, he received a scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned an Engineering Degree. Later, he enrolled at Texas Southern University’s historic Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he earned his Law Degree. After 4 years as an Assistant D.A. at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Reed went on to form his own firm and enter private practice. In 2015, Reed became the first African-American to be elected to Pearland City Council. He is running in the Democratic Primary to represent Texas Congressional District 22.DerrickReed.com
The statewide primaries began on March 3, 2020.
Derrick is the only Pearland resident in the Democratic primary at this time.
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