A convicted Texas Democrat won his race for re-election on Tuesday to state House District 27 from behind bars.
KXAN reported that the victory celebration for inmate number 232573, who is better known as state Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City), took place in Pod 2 of the Montgomery County Jail after the incarcerated Democrat was declared the winner of the Houston-area suburb.
Reynolds ran unopposed in his race and was backed by Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, the Texas Democratic U.S. Representative who sought to unseat Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
On September 7, 2018, Reynolds (D-Missouri City) was booked into the county jail.
At the time of his conviction, a county judge ordered the sitting state representative to go to jail but Reynolds spent the next three years appealing the conviction.