Republican Primary Candidate
Office: U. S. Representative District 32
Candidacy Status: Candidate
Ballot Position In Contest: 6
Primary Results: Lost
My name is Edward Okpa. I was born and raised in Nigeria. Growing up, my parents were involved in public service. I continued my family’s tradition by joining the student council in college. Before leaving Nigeria, I found the continued motivation to be a public servant of the United States with advice from my father.
I followed my uncle who was in Dallas in 1987. Since then, I have become a resident of Dallas and have never moved. In 1995, I became a citizen of the United States, took pride in my oath of becoming a citizen of the United States the right way.
I ran for Mayor of Dallas in 2003, and I was the first immigrant to run for office in Dallas within 8 years of holding an American citizenship.
I have been appointed to various positions within the state and federal governments. I am self-employed and work in the commercial real estate industry. I am married to my wife Ronke who is an electrical engineer. I also have a son, Ejike, who has been accepted to the U.S. Marine Corps and a daughter, Adaora, who works for the CDC Foundation.
I am excited to run for U.S. Congress so that the people of Texas Congressional District 32 have a voice in Washington, D.C. – and I will put your interests first!
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The Republican Primary In Texas
On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, after the statute-specified period of early voting and absentee voting, the primary elections of the Republican Party will take place throughout Texas.
A primary election is an election in which registered voters in their county of residence will select candidates that they believe should represent the Republican Party for certain elected office to run in the general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
In the primary elections in Texas, registered voters will select candidates for certain Federal offices, State offices and County offices. The primary elections are also used to select party convention delegates and party leaders. Candidates for these offices have to meet the requirements of the office and file by the deadline in December 2021 in order to appear on the ballot.
The State of Texas employs an open primary system. In this system, voters do not have to register with a party in advance to participate in that party's primary. The voter must sign a pledge stating the following (the language below is taken directly from state statutes):
“The following pledge shall be placed on the primary election ballot above the listing of candidates' names: 'I am a Republican and understand that I am ineligible to vote or participate in another political party's primary election or convention during this voting year.”