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Cecil Bell, Republican, HD-3

Cecil Bell Jr. is a sixth-generation Texan who works in construction, specializing in water and wastewater facilities. He also has several cattle ranches and is a deacon at the Magnolia Church of Christ. The Magnolia resident ran unopposed in the general election after winning the GOP primary. He was endorsed by the Texas Alliance for Life and multiple professional associations. He says he will “carry/support a constitutional amendment banning any foreign law in Texas.”


Matt Schaefer, Republican, HD-6

Schaefer, of Tyler, is a lieutenant commander in the U.S ...

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