• December 22, 2014

J.D. Sheffield re-elected to Texas House District 59

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Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 10:07 pm

GATESVILLE – State Rep. Dr. J.D. Sheffield overcame two Republican primary opponents and won reelection to a second term in Texas House District 59, which covers eight Central Texas counties including Coryell.

Sheffield drew 7,798 votes of 12,885 votes cast for 60 percent. Danny Pelton of Erath County received 4,153 votes and Howard Ray of Copperas Cove got 934 votes.

Sheffield has no opposition in the general election.

“I am very humbled and very flattered by the large amount of support,” Sheffield said. “It shows the people of the district support the main concerns I ran on — public education and fixing health care.”

Sheffield, 53, of Gatesville is a family physician and chief of staff of Coryell Memorial Hospital. He has lived in the district for 21 years. He ousted long-time Republican incumbent Sid Miller in 2012.

Saying the job of a legislator “is about service, not a title or pension,” Sheffield has refused to accept the state retirement that comes with legislative service.

Sheffield serves on the Corrections, Public Health and Rules & Resolutions committees in the Texas House.

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