Local resident tosses hat into ring for 2020 HD45 race

Months after voters elected a new House District 45 state representative, a Dripping Springs area resident has already tossed her hat into the ring for the next race in 2020. 

Carrie Isaac, the wife of former District 45 Rep. Jason Isaac, announced Friday she will run for the seat occupied by recently elected State Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood).

Isaac’s announcement followed a tweet on April 3 by Texas Election Source citing Isaac had established a campaign committee for an unspecified state house race. Her husband, Jason, who had been the House District 45 state representative from 2013 to 2018, confirmed the news via social media. Jason Isaac did not seek reelection after he unsuccessfully attempted to run for a U.S. House of Representatives seat.

Jason Isaac will reportedly serve as the treasurer for his wife’s campaign, according to social media sources.  

“In case you haven’t heard the news, I’m running to take back House District 45,” Carrie Isaac tweeted. “Please share with your friends and family to help make Hays and Blanco counties great again.” 

According to her campaign website, Carrie Isaac is running to get soaring property taxes under control, secure the border, protect the unborn, improve the public education system and eliminate frivolous regulations to help Texas businesses thrive.

“I am running for State Representative to keep Texas as a shining beacon of liberty, economic growth and prosperity,” she said. “Our current representative does not share these values. I believe Hays and Blanco counties deserve better.” 

Zwiener, who is in her freshman year at the capitol, claimed the HD-45 seat in November 2018.

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