Former  Chambers County commissioner Wm. O. (Bill) Wallace has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for state representative in Texas House District 23 in the upcoming 2012 election.

District 23 includes all of Chambers County and parts of Galveston County. The areas included are all of Galveston Island east and west, Bolivar Peninsula, High Island, Texas City, La Marque, Dickinson, Bacliff and San Leon. Chambers County includes Mont Belvieu, Beach City, Cove, Old River-Winfree, Anahuac, and Winnie and part of Baytown.

Wallace begins his campaign with one central theme, “Our area is in need of strong conservative voices, who will continue to work to keep Texas economically strong.”

Bill is not a newcomer to public service. He served as Chambers County commissioner for 12 years, always applying a conservative voice, as to responsible spending and especially the creating of new taxes or the raising of existing taxes.  He served on the board of Houston-Galveston Area Council  and the board of the Economic Develop-ment Foundation for Chambers-Baytown for several years. 

Bill’s accomplishments are not limited to government; he is a successful business owner with several business interests, husband, father and grandfather.

He is deeply committed to his family, church and community.   

“Being a small businessman, and also interests as a farmer/rancher for many years, gives me an insight to the importance of continuing to encourage low taxes and limited regulations, so as to contribute to a strong state and local economy.”

“This is a very important time for the State of Texas and our local area, we must have more members of the Texas House who understand how to create jobs and protect our state.   Too many elected officials have taken the wrong road and the citizens of those states are paying a terrible price.  I never want to see that wrong course taken for our great state, and local area.”

“I believe that governments large or small should live within their means.  I know many people  “including myself” that live by the “Do we want it”  OR  “Do we need it rule” in running their home budgets, and business budgets, and its high time that government starts living by the same rules.”

Wallace is a lifetime resident of the Galveston Trinity Bay area.   Bill and his wife Jean have four children and 10 grandchildren.