Candidates make plans to run for U.S. Congressman Gene Green's seat

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Several candidates have announced plans to run for U.S. congressional seat that will be vacated by Representative Gene Green next year.

Texas State Senator Sylvia R. Garcia announced she is running for Congress in Texas Congressional District 29.

The Texas Democrat says she plans to continue to work for families, quality education, access to health care, and immigration reform.

Adrian Garcia is also running for the congressional seat.

The former Harris County Sheriff, Houston City Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem and 23 year Houston police veteran is mounting a campaign for the seat.

RELATED: Meet Adrian Garcia
EMBED More News Videos

Adrian Garcia

A third candidate also made his intentions official on Twitter Tuesday.
Texas Representative Armando Walle plans to campaign for Green's seat. Walle currently represents District 140.

Teacher Hector Morales has already been campaigning for the seat.

Also in the running for the 2018 Congress is Republican Robert Schafranek.

Green has served as a U.S. Congressman since 1993. He served as a Texas State Representative for 13 years and a Texas State Senator for seven years.

He plans to retire when his term ends at the end of 2018.

RELATED: Congressman Gene Green decides not to seek reelection

Report a typo to the ABC13 staff
Copyright © 2022 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.