AUSTIN, TX – Speaker Dade Phelan today endorsed Republican John Lujan for Texas House District 118.
Lujan was the top vote-getter in the special election for House District 118, and Republican voters accounted for 50.34% of the vote.
“John Lujan is a proven leader and a dedicated member of his community,” said Speaker Phelan. “John has a rich history of public service to the people of Bexar County and will continue to be a strong advocate for conservative values in Austin. I am proud to endorse John and look forward to welcoming him back to the Texas House of Representatives.”
“Under the leadership of Speaker Dade Phelan, the Texas House passed tremendous measures to protect our police from harmful attempts to defund them,” said John Lujan. “It's my honor to have his endorsement, and I look forward to working with him to ensure the safety and prosperity of our Bexar County families."
John Lujan was born and raised in San Antonio. His mother was a local public school principal, and his father was a Southside minister. Lujan retired from the San Antonio Fire Department, where he served for over 25 years, and is a former Bexar County Deputy Sheriff. He is a successful business owner and employs more than 500 people. John and his wife, Freda, have five boys, three of whom are adopted. John volunteers as a youth football coach and is a Sunday School teacher at Southside Baptist Church.
House District 118 extends across the southwestern part of Bexar County up to the northeastern part of the county. The cities included in the district are Elmendorf, San Antonio, St. Hedwig, Selma, and Somerset. Lujan was previously elected as State Representative for House District 118 in 2016.