State Representative District 57 race overview

AUSTIN, TX (KTRE) – Two Republican candidates are competing for the chance to represent the voters of District 57 as State Representative.

Marva Beck was first elected to the post in 2010.  Beck, a retired rancher who lives in Centerville is described as a conservative who stands firm on land and water conservation, reducing government spending, and protecting the rights of private property owners.

Beck will face Trent Ashby.  Ashby, a Lufkin native, says he is an advocate for a strong education system, conservative leadership, and maintaining a low tax structure.  Ashby says he also wants to make sure the value of East Texas forestry and water are protected.  He currently serves on the Lufkin Independent School Board.

District 57 is the new district for Angelina County following redistricting.  District 57 encompasses Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, San Augustine, and Trinity counties.

Early voting in the May 29 Primary begins May 14 and runs through May 25.  The Primary Election is May 29.  There is no Democratic nominee.

Hear more from the candidates in special reports on KTRE's East Texas News at 5 and10 p.m. on May 16.  Then read their candidate profile here at under the '2012 Your Voice, Your Vote' banner to learn more.

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