Tony Tinderholt

State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, speaks to a colleague on the House floor on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, announced Friday he is running for speaker, challenging fellow Republican Dade Phelan.

Tinderholt is one of the furthest-right Republicans in the chamber, and in a statement, he made clear he would be running on his opposition to Democratic committee chairs.

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