SAN ANGELO, TX -- Wacey Alpha Cody wants to trade the rodeo arena for the political arena as he formally announced his bid for the U.S. District 11 Congressional seat being vacated by Congressman Mike Conaway.
Cody made the announcement outside San Angelo city hall Wednesday evening surrounded by supporters and family. He is running as a Republican in the March 2020 primary.
Cody rode bareback and saddle bronc horses as a competitor. He also holds a masters degree from Angelo State University.
Cody said, "I've been lucky enough to travel all over western Texas and our nation. I've met folks from all walks of life and every one of them needs to believe our government actually cares about them and their families." In a prepared statement, Cody continued, "From education, the economy and the use of tax dollars, all the way to healthcare, the solutions will come from communities governing themselves not the federal government micromanaging the citizens."
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Congressman Conaway announced earlier he wasn't running for reelection. The 11th Congressional District of Texas runs from Granbury near the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex all the way to the border with New Mexico.
The San Angelo cowboy enters an expanding field of Republican candidates including J. Ross Lacy of Midland whoo has announced. State Representative Brooks Landgraf of Odessa said he is considering a run for the CD-11 seat.
Wacey Cody's website is www.waceyalphacodyforcongress.com.