Biedermann Says He’ll ‘Take the Weekend’ To Decide Between HD 19 and HD 73
Canyon Lake’s Texas House Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-73) said he is taking the weekend to decide whether to run for reelection in proposed new house districts 19 or 73.
On Facebook today, he called the choice “difficult since I am strongly supported in both new house districts.”
His current term ends on Jan. 9, 2023.
On Wednesday, the Texas House approved House Bill 1 in an 83-63 vote. The bill redraws political boundaries in some of the state’s 150 districts, solidifying Republians’ power base in many.
The bill now heads to the Texas Senate for consideration.
Biedermann, who lives in Fredericksburg, on Sept. 30 posted on Facebook he was glad that suggested maps for District 73 made it “more conservative.”
“One of the reasons Barbi and I purchased a home in New Braunfels our first year in office is because Comal County has always been so central to this district,” he said.
If Biedermann decides to stay in District 73 he would square off against former New Braunfels City Council member George Green, who on Sept. 3 announced he would challenge Biedermann for the Republican nomination.
In District 19 he would face Terry Wilson, R-Marble Falls.
District 73 now includes almost all of Comal, Gillespie and Kendall counties. Under HB 1, only Comal County and the western half of Hays County remain.
Speaking at a Fredericksburg Tea Party event last week, Biedermann said Texans are “hungry for leadership and decisive action.”
Biedermann, who frequently posts Bible verses on his Facebook page, supports increased funding to secure Texas’ border with Mexico and believes the state should secede from the United States. He has called for a full forensic audit on the 2020 elections and supports Allen West, former head of the Texas Republican Party, for governor. In Comal County, he has backed residents fighting to keep Vulcan Materials from building a limestone rock quarry on FM 3009.
He currently serves on the Defense & Veterans’ Affairs and Land & Resource Management committees.