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Republicans Matt Beebe, Steve Allison Battle For Texas House District 121 Nomination

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Matt Beebe is in a runoff with Steve Allison (not pictured) for the Republican nomination for Texas House District 121.

Texas Public Radio's "The Source" is hosting a series of forums with candidates leading up the 2018 midterm elections. In Texas, more than 30 races are in runoffs for a party's official nomination. Early voting for the May 22 primary runoff elections begins May 14. 

Candidates Matt Beebe and Steve Allison are still in the running for a shot at the Republican nomination for Texas House District 121. The seat is currently held by House Speaker Joe Straus, who is stepping down after five terms. 

District 121 includes the Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills and Olmos Park neighborhoods, and stretches up past Loop 1604 to encompass several Bexar County communities Northeast of San Antonio. 

Republican voters decide on May 22 which candidate will represent the party when facing off with Democrat Celina Montoya in the November general election.

Matt Beebe is a small business owner specializing in information technology and cybersecurity, and a veteran of the United States Air Force. This is not Beebe's first shot at the seat. He challenged Straus in the 2012 and 2014 GOP primaries. In the March 2018 primaries, he received almost one-third of the vote.

Business attorney Steve Allison captured 26 percent of the vote in the March primary. Previously, Allison served on the Alamo Heights School Board for 12 years and spent three terms as president. He was also a vice chair on the board for VIA Metropolitan Transit.

Allison declined to participate in this candidate forum.

Which issues matter most to residents of D-121 and how does Beebe plan to address them, if he secures the Republican nomination?

Guest: Matt Beebe (R), candidate for Texas House District 121

"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource. Leave a voicemail with your questions and comments in advance by calling 210-615-8982.

*Full audio for this interview will be available by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2

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Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.