MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – J. Ross Lacy has officially announced his candidacy for U.S. District 11.
In an announcement Thursday at Security Bank Ballpark, Lacy became the first candidate to officially announce he will run for the Congressional seat.
“Like the hard-working residents of the 11th District, I am deeply concerned with the partisan infighting in Washington and the direction in which our country is headed,” said J.Ross Lacy in a prepared statement. “We need a Representative who will stand up to the radical socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi, and pass policies that ban sanctuary cities, build the wall, and unleash our economy. I am running to ensure our Texas communities are safe from the crisis on the Southern border. Drugs and crime are flooding through the border, putting our neighborhoods at risk, while the Democrat majority pushes for open borders and amnesty.”
Lacy has served as the District 4 Councilman for the City of Midland since 2014. A native Midlander, Lacy graduated from Midland Lee and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a degree in finance.
He is currently the President of Lacy Oil Corp. and the Managing Partner of Lacy Capital LLC. Lacy also serves on the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Board. He was appointed to the position by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016.
Initially, Lacy had filed for re-election to District 4 on the city council. However, soon after U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway announced he would not run in 2020, Lacy withdrew from the council race.
He is the first Republican to officially announce a bid for the seat.