Texas House Member Wins Re-Election While In Jail
As the smoke begins to clear from this year's midterm elections, we are finding out about some surprising results all across the country and state but this one by far takes the cake. A member of the Texas House won re-election while he is currently in PRISON. Politics is strange indeed.
According to KXAN, Texas House Representative Ron Reynolds, a Democrat out of Missouri City, was unopposed in the race for District 27 and vote totals show Reynolds garnered 47,305 votes in Tuesday's election which helped him secure an easy victory.
One problem, Reynolds is currently locked up in the Montgomery County Jail serving a one year prison sentence after a 2015 conviction on five misdemeanor counts of using a middleman to chase ambulances in order to solicit clients for Reynolds’ law firm according to the report. The video above gives you more details on his sentencing and conviction.
Reynolds was already in office when he was convicted and sentenced but since the convictions were misdemeanors, Reynolds did not have to resign from office. And since Reynolds has now won re-election, unless he gets his sentence reduced, he will more than likely still be in jail when the legislature reconvenes in January of 2019 and could miss the entire legislative session next year if he doesn't get out before September 7, 2019.
Well at least he'll have a job when he gets out.