When the Texas House voted unanimously to expel State Representative Bryan Slaton, it left the citizens of Texas House District 2 (HD 2) unrepresented in the State Legislature. Now, Governor Abbott has called for a special election to take place to fill the void left by Slaton’s departure. Krista Schild is one of the candidates running to fill that void.
Schild is a grassroots activist from Royse City, where she has served as a Precinct Chair. She is married to her husband Jeff, and they have three grown sons.
In our discussion with Schild, we discussed, among other things, her opposition to Speaker of the Texas House Dade Phelan, the impeachment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and what Chrisitan values look like in government.
Schild is one of seven, current, candidates in the race for HD 2. The filing deadline for the race is September 6, 2023. Schild joins Doug Roszhart, Brent Money, Jill Dutton, Heath Hyde, and Kenneth Neal Barker as the Republicans in the race. Kristen Washington is the lone Democrat in the race.
Early voting begins on October 23, 2023. Election day is November 7, 2023.
To hear what Schild has to say about the issues facing Texas voters, watch our interview with her below.
Garrit Blizzard is the Editor-In-Chief of The Texas Horn. He is a senior studying government at the University of Texas at Austin. Garrit enjoys reading, listening to music, and discussing politics and economics.