Texas A&M senior Raza Rahman announced Friday that he has filed to run in the Democratic primary for the Texas House District 14 seat currently held by Rep. John Raney.
The 21-year-old Rahman, who is nearing a degree in economics at A&M, said in a release that he is a lifelong resident of the Bryan-College Station area and a product of the College Station school district. Rahman joins local CPA Janet Dudding in the Democratic primary race. Dudding announced her candidacy Aug. 31.
“I have an unyielding desire to do good in and for my community,” Rahman said in a Friday press release. “You grow up hearing ‘be the change you wish to see in the world,’ so I took that advice and I ran with it. We are blessed to live in a country in which we have that opportunity to make a change.”
Rahman plans to formally begin his campaign on Jan. 1, 2020. According to the release, he will run on a platform of local and statewide economic expansion.
Raney, the Republican incumbent, has announced that he will seek a sixth two-year term. Raney defeated Democrat Josh Wilkinson last November to retain the seat.
Texas’ primary elections will take place March 3; the deadline to register to vote in the primary is Feb. 3.