One El Paso city representative is ready to replace an outgoing state lawmaker.
City Rep. Dr. Michiel Noe announced he is running to fill the position that will be left open by state Rep. Joe Pickett in a news release.
“I am grateful to Chairman Pickett for his over two decades of service to our community,” said Noe in the release. “His leadership will be missed not only here locally but across the great state of Texas. I have been honored to receive numerous calls from community leaders asking that I continue my career of public service in Austin representing El Paso’s eastside.”
Noe, a local OBGYN has served on El Paso City Council since 2011. He is currently the mayor pro-tem, but has reached his term limit and will hand over the reigns to District 5 next month.
As we reported, Pickett, who was just re-elected to the District 79 house seat, is expected to step down in February amid a battle with cancer.
It’ll be up to the governor’s office to call the special election to replace him.