Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst formally announced his reelection bid Wednesday. The Lieutenant Governor took to Twitter to make official what most already assumed. He is running for a fourth term as the state’s number-two office holder.





In an email statement, Dewhurst touted what he called “the most conservative and productive legislative session in recent memory.” He also formally introduced his campaign staff. Dewhurst tapped former FreedomWorks COO Ryan Hecker as campaign manager. He has also brought on Travis Considine as the Communications Director, and Eliza Vielma will be Director of Digital and Social Strategy. 

Dewhurst’s campaign released this web ad to accompany his announcement.

Dewhurst is part of a crowded field of well-known Republicans vying for the Lieutenant Governor’s seat. He will face Sen. Dan Patrick, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in the GOP primary.