LISD trustee launching exploratory committee for Texas House run

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Kronda Thimesch

Lewisville ISD Trustee Kronda Thimesch announced Thursday that she will explore a potential run for Texas House District 65, which includes parts of Flower Mound and Highland Village.

Former Republican State Rep. Ron Simmons announced earlier Thursday that he has decided to not run again for his old seat. He served House 65 from 2012 until he was unseated by Democrat Michelle Beckley in 2018. In Thimesch’s statement, she said that she is interested in running as a Republican for House 65 in 2020 because Simmons is not going to.

“Ron and Lisa Simmons have been dear friends for over 10 years, and I have always supported Ron’s public service,” Thimesch said. “It was a hard blow for our area to lose that conservative voice in the Legislature. I was eager to assist Ron’s bid to return to the seat, but I understand his decision to pursue other paths. Still, I feel strongly that we need to offer an integrity-driven, conservative choice to the voters of HD 65. I’m listening to the counsel and urging of friends, family, and colleagues as I consider running for the Texas House of Representatives.”

Thimesch is currently serving her second term on the LISD Board of Trustees, and her term ends in 2021. She cites the 2016 creation of an LISD Facilities Advisory Committee as just one of several common-sense policy changes she has helped oversee during her service to the district. She also voted three times to lower the LISD tax rate.

Thimesch and her husband, Jeff, run their small business Green Meadows Landscaping, based in Lewisville. They have four children and are active in the community and their church, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. Thimesch is a Republican precinct chair, and she is president and founding member of the Republican Women of Denton, Collin and Dallas Counties.

Denton County Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell, whose precinct primarily overlaps HD-65, said, “Kronda is already a great asset to the families of this community, and she would take that to the next level at our State Capitol. I would wholeheartedly support Kronda running for this House seat because she would do a great job of continuing to take care of Denton County citizens.”

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