MIDLAND, Texas — Midland City Councilman J. Ross Lacy announced on August 8 he will be running for Texas Congress.

Lacy will be running for the 11th Congressional District, the seat that is currently occupied by Mike Conaway. Conaway announced at the end of July he would not be running for reelection.

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He currently serves as the Midland City Councilman for District 4. According to a tweet from July 23, the councilman had originally filed to run for releection.

Lacy is a conservative Republican and a small business owner. He has worked as President at Lacy Oil Corp., Manager of Key Accounts for Cressman Tubular, and the Managing Partner of Lacy Capital and CATI Well Service.

“Like the hard-working residents of the 11th District, I am deeply concerned with the partisan infighting in Washington and the direction in which our country is headed,” said Lacy.  

Lacy graduated from Lee High School and earned a BBA in finance from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He is also a member of First Baptist Church of Midland and serves on numerous local and state boards.  

Lacy says if elected to Congress he will be a "tireless advocate for the border" and will ally with President Trump and his mission to put America first.

As of his announcement, Lacy is the only person confirmed to run for the seat, although others have expressed interest.

Lacy sat down for an interview with NewsWest 9 to discuss his platform and his decision to run.

For more information on the campaign or Lacy's platform, including where he stands on multiple issues, you can visit his campaign website here.