Fort Bend Republican Troy Nehls wants to be in Congress badly, but he won’t have to get there to learn greedy Washington-style tricks – he already knows them.
Nehls’ decision to run for Congressional District 22 in Fort Bend County has been an open secret for weeks. He’s hidden his intentions behind an “exploratory committee” in order to undermine the Texas resign-to-run law, which was enacted to keep taxpayers from having to cover the salaries of local officials while they run for another office.
Nehls has waited until the end of the filing period to declare for Congress so that he can continue drawing his six-figure sheriff’s salary. Nehls will be shirking his duties as County Sheriff while Fort Bend County citizens pay him to run for Congress.
Statement from Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle
“If Troy Nehls will rip you off for a year’s salary now, he’ll sell you out to Washington special interest lobbyists for way less. It’s a sneaky way for Nehls to start his campaign, and it’s a clear signal to CD22 voters that Troy Nehls can’t be trusted.”