Park Cities native Chart Westcott on Tuesday filed to run for the District 108 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.
Westcott submitted more than 5,000 petition signatures to the Dallas County GOP in order to be placed on the ballot for the March 4 Republican primary. He is a partner and general counsel of Commodore Partners, a Dallas private equity firm.
The seat is being vacated by University Park resident Dan Branch, who is running for Texas attorney general.
Westcott's opponents in the primary are expected to be Morgan Meyer of University Park and Court Alley of Devonshire. As of Tuesday, only Meyer had filed to run. The filing deadline is Dec. 9.
"Our objective is to spread our conservative message, to win in March and then help all Republican candidates win in Dallas County in November," Westcott said in a statement. "We want to bring common-sense conservative values to all levels of government."