One local doctor has announced he is throwing his hat into the ring for Mike Conaway's Congressional seat which will be vacant soon.

According to NewsWest 9, Dr. Richard Bartlett made the announcement on September 17, 2019 that he will be running for the Texas 11th Congressional District seat soon to be vacated by Mike Conaway.

He has been a family doctor in the area for years and has also volunteered for medical missions all over the world.

“Our country faces big challenges, but I am a Texan, and Texans never shy away from a challenge. We run into the storm, eyes wide open, hearts full, ready to fight for the conservative values that make our nation great,” said Bartlett.

He will be running against Midland City Councilman J. Ross Lacy who announced his candidacy last month.