July 11, 2013

Linda Koop isn’t waiting long to jump back into electoral politics.

On Thursday the former Dallas City Council member announced her bid for the Texas House. The Dallas Republican wants to replace Stefani Carter as the representative for District 102. The district includes parts of North Dallas, Addison and Garland.

Koop says holding the line on taxes is an important issue facing Texans. She’s also opposed to the nation’s new healthcare law.

“I trace my strong opposition to tax increases to my involvement in small business,” Koop said via prepared statement. “I know what serious damage tax increases can do to small family owned businesses.”

Before serving on the council, Koop and her family owned one of Dallas’ oldest downtown businesses, National Shoes.

Carter, who is serving her second term in the Texas House, is running for railroad commissioner.

Koop served eight years on the city council. She left in June and could not seek re-election to the council because of term limits.

The GOP primary is in March.

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