Political newcomer and Carrollton resident Michelle Beckley has filed for the Democratic Party nomination for Texas House of Representatives District 65.
The seat is currently held by Republican Ron Simmons, who has filed for re-election. He faces an opponent in the Republican primary from Kevin Simmons (no relation) of Carrollton.
Both the Democratic and Republican parties hold their primary election on Tuesday, March 6. Candidates have until 6 p.m. Dec. 11 to file for the ballot.
Winners of the primaries face off on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.