87th LegislatureElections 2022State HouseState Rep. John Cyrier Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2022

Cyrier's retirement is the 13th within the Texas House and marks the 20th open seat in the lower chamber ahead of the 2022 midterms.
November 12, 2021
The Texas House retirements keep on piling up, and Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) is the latest. He announced Friday morning that he will not seek re-election in 2022.

The Central Texas representative has been in the Texas House since 2015. “I am immensely proud of the work we have accomplished and believe the time is right to embark on new opportunities,” he said in a statement.

“During my four terms as a state representative, I saw the very best in people who came together and realized that bonds of community are stronger and matter more than ideology or political party.”

During his time in the legislature, Cyrier chaired the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission and the House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Committee. He was rated the 33rd most conservative member of the Texas House by Rice University’s rankings during the 87th regular session.

His district is strongly Republican and was made even more so by redistricting. Its new boundaries peg it as an R-64% district according to The Texan’s Texas Partisan Index. Cyrier was already facing two primary challengers had he sought re-election and one-third of the newly drawn district’s voters were new to House District 17.

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Cyrier’s retirement makes his district the 20th open seat in the Texas House in 2022 and he’s the 13th incumbent to announce his retirement. Redistricting has ushered in a slew of turnover in the Texas legislature, ensuring an array of new faces once the legislature reconvenes in 2023.

“I will miss deeply the daily interactions with those who I have met and worked with throughout the district and at the capitol,” he concluded.


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Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is a senior reporter for The Texan and an Ohio native who graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. He is an avid sports fan who most enjoys watching his favorite teams continue their title drought throughout his cognizant lifetime. In his free time, you may find Brad quoting Monty Python productions and trying to calculate the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.