Sulphur Springs’ attorney Heath Hyde has announced that he will be a candidate for District 2 Representative in the Texas House of Representatives. The seat became vacant when Bryan Slaton resigned after a scandal involving an alleged improper relationship with a 19-year-old female staffer. District 2 includes Hopkins, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties. Hyde is a graduate of Texas A&M and served as an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County before entering private practice. A special election for the seat will be in June.