Andrew Murr Retiring, Will Not Seek Re-Election


After serving 10 years in the Texas House, Andrew Murr announced Monday he is resigning as the Representative for State House District 53.

Murr said the reason for his retirement is simple — to spend more time with his wife and family.  With four children ranging in age from 15 years to 15 months, Murr said he had missed touchdowns, base hits, birthdays, first steps and first words.

A  native of Junction where he is a rancher, Murr is also the grandson of former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson.

State House District 53 includes Bandera, Crane, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Pecos, Real, Schleicher, Sutton and Upton Counties.

Murr is the Chairman of the House General Investigating Committee that brought articles of impeachment this year against Attorney General Ken Paxton, as well as successfully seeking the Texas House expulsion of former House District 2 Representative Bryan Slayton of Royse City.