State Rep. Reynolds Runs for Re-election
State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Fort Bend County Texas, District 27) announced his intention to run for another term in September of 2015. Elected in 2010 as the first African American State Representative in Fort Bend County since Reconstruction, Reynolds has made a lasting positive impact on the constituents of District 27.
Second Annual Fort Bend Values Veterans
On November 11, 2015, Ron Reynolds, Texas State Representative Fort Bend County, District 27 held the Second Annual Fort Bend Values Veterans Presentation which honored all Active, Retired, and Veterans of the United States Military. The Opening Statement was given by Ron Reynolds, State Representative, the Posting of Colors was presented by Hightower High School ROTC, Pledge to Texas Flag by Burt Levine, Veteran, and the National Anthem was led and sung by the beautiful Reagan Reynolds, the daughter of Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds.
Rep. Reynolds Releases a Statement Regarding the Passage of SB 158 Related to a Body Worn Camera Program
AUSTIN -- Texas House Democratic Whip Ron Reynolds released the following statement regarding the passage of SB 158: "Body cameras are now a reality in the state of Texas. This historic legislation paves the way for police departments throughout the state to equip their officers with body cameras," said Rep. Reynolds. "SB 158 was passed today, and is set to become law pending Governor Abbott's signature. I want to thank Senator Royce West for his leadership and tireless work in getting the bill passed through the senate. My body camera bill, HB 474 was a near identical bill. This was one of my top legislative priorities coming into this session.
Rep. Reynolds Passes HB 2599 to Utilize Local Sales Tax Revenue to Build or Improve Roads in Fort Bend County
AUSTIN -- Representative Reynolds recently passed House Bill 2599, which will allow a County Assistance District to build or improve county and state roads within city limits with local sales tax revenue.
Rep. Reynolds Releases Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage
Texas House Democratic Whip Ron Reynolds released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage: "Let me be clear, I'm a proud Christian family man that is married to my wife and have three children," said Rep. Reynolds. "With that being said, I support equality for all. As a past president of the Missouri City NAACP, I've been a longtime advocate of the civil rights movement and fierce advocate of social justice by fighting for racial and gender equality. In the past, my faith wouldn't allow me to support gay marriage. However, over recent years, I have evolved to also fight for equal rights for the LGBT community as well. I totally support the Supreme Court's decision today."
Rep. Reynolds Files Legislation to Create a Fund at TxDOT to Help Disadvantaged Businesses Compete in the Marketplace
AUSTIN -- State Representative Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City HD 27) recently filed HB 880, creating a disadvantaged business assistance program to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. As a small business owner, Rep. Reynolds believes state agencies can play a vital role in assisting businesses that are identified as disadvantaged.
Texas School Discipline Practices Target African-American Students
While society has made definite progress in turning Dr. King's dream into a reality, injustices against children still exist in our cities and communities. In K-12 schools--places where they should be safe--African-American youth are subjected to biased school discipline practices that are harming their prospects of success.
Texas House Democratic Whip Ron Reynolds Continues to Fight for Self and Others Falsely Accused within the Criminal Justice System
MISSOURI CITY, TX State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D - Missouri City HD 27), announced he will hold a community forum and press conference at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in the courtroom of Judge Joel Clouser located at 303 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77489. During the press conference, Rep Reynolds will openly discuss the injustice he experienced in Conroe, TX, located in Montgomery County, where he was falsely convicted on the charges of misdemeanor barratry.
Texas House Democratic Whip Ron Reynolds Statement Following Chief Justice Nathan Hecht State of the Judiciary Address
AUSTIN (Feb. 19, 2015) -- Texas House Democratic Whip Ron Reynolds (Fort Bend County-D, District 27) released the following statement after Chief Justice Nathan Hecht delivered his State of the Judiciary Address: "The phrase 'Equal Justice Under Law', which is carved in stone above our Supreme Court, exemplifies the purpose of the judiciary. Our courts are tasked with keeping this promise every day as litigants pursue justice in millions of civil, criminal, and family proceedings. Whether rich or poor, young or old, strong or weak, our judiciary serves as the ultimate equalizer," said Rep. Reynolds.
State Representative Ron Reynolds Named House Democratic Whip
AUSTIN (Feb. 10, 2015) -- State Representative Ron Reynolds (Fort Bend County-D, District 27) was named Texas House of Representatives Democratic Whip for the 84th Legislative Session. "I am very honored, humbled and excited that I have been selected to serve as the Whip for the House Democratic Caucus," said Rep. Reynolds. "It is a true honor to be chosen by Democratic Caucus Chair Yvonne Davis and my House colleagues to serve in this important leadership position.