MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas—Montgomery County small businessman Steve Toth announced today his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Texas Congressional District 8.

In announcing his candidacy Toth said, “Over the past several weeks, my family and I have been meeting with local citizens, seeking their input and direction concerning this important decision. The message has been overwhelmingly clear: voters want new leadership for this district. My candidacy will flow from deeply held conservative principles and a belief that government is overreaching, inefficient, and all too involved in our affairs. In Congress, I am committed to being a citizen legislator who is passionate about serving the constituents instead of being consumed with running for re-election.” Steve Toth is a local entrepreneur who owns Acclaim Pools, a local design and build firm, as well as My PoolXpert, both Montgomery County businesses he launched.

In the Texas House, Representative Toth was a contributor to CNN, FOX News as well as Fox Business News and gained a reputation as a firebrand conservative by authoring and passing out of the Texas House the Federal Firearms Protection Act, which effectively would make it a Class A Misdemeanor to interfere with a law abiding Texan’s right to exercise their second amendment right. Additionally, Toth authored and passed the CSCOPE Transparency Act (Common Core) which brought this rogue curriculum under the oversight of the State Board of Education. Toth was named a “Taxpayer Champion,” earning an ‘A’ score from Texans For Fiscal Responsibility and obtained the 2nd highest score in the Texas legislature from Young Conservative of Texas. Steve also received high marks from Texas Right to Life, Texas Eagle Forum and Concerned Women of America.

Steve resides in Montgomery County with his wife of 31 years, Babette, and their three children. Steve is an ordained minister who has served as a teaching pastor and elder at WoodsEdge Community Church for 10 years.

Toth concluded , “We live in a great nation and I strongly believe that our best days are not behind us. Our country desperately needs to be restored to the values that made us great. We’ve got a lot of work before us to move Congress in a more conservative direction. All too often, candidates for public office offer up conservative rhetoric in the district only to succumb to the pressures of politics in Washington, and their actual voting record often reflects vastly different actions from their pre-election promises. This era of bait and switch politics is coming to an end. Our district deserves better."