(Austin, Texas) – Recently, Joseph Kopser’s campaign for Congress in the 21st Congressional District has received several high-profile endorsements and recommendations including former Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, the Austin Central Labor Council, the Texas AFL-CIO, Austin Tejano Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, and Circle C Area Democrats. Judy P. Cortez, first woman President of the Austin Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement:


“As one of many constituents of Texas 21 who represents labor, I am thrilled that for the first time in a generation this election provides the opportunity to send a candidate that truly represents its citizens to Congress. We know that the Republicans will nominate a candidate beholden to corporate special interests and big GOP money. I could not be more excited to have the community, energy, and dedication of our Austin Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO working hand-in-hand with Joseph Kopser to win this seat.”


Most recently, Kopser was endorsed by former Austin-area Texas Senator Gonzalo Barrientos. On why he chose to endorse Kopser, Sen. Barrientos said,


“As the 21st District becomes competitive for the first time in 40 years, Joseph is working to meet voters where they are and continue the fight to create a level playing field for jobs, education, and opportunity for all Texans. He not only represents the best chance to flip this seat but, more importantly, he will serve the people of TX-21 and not the special interests who’ve controlled the seat for decades.”


Kopser has also received endorsements from the Austin Tejano Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, and Circle C Area Democrats.


These endorsements add to a growing list of leaders supporting Joseph Kopser, including Senator Kirk Watson, Representative Donna Howard, Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Garry Mauro, Commissioner Brigid Shea, Paul Begala, and Matt Angle. They join institutional supporters of Kopser for Congress including Vote Vets PAC, 314 Action Fund, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Congressman Seth Moulton, Jason Kander, Khizr Khan, LEAP Forward, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, New Politics the Texas Lone Star Project, and West Austin Democrats. Joseph Kopser has also been named a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action.



Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, and father of three daughters running in the Democratic Primary for TX-21. His candidacy is driven by concern for the future of our country and the path Washington leadership is taking. He is building a new coalition of voters who believe the values, priorities, and expectations of Texas’ 21st congressional district will serve as a model of service and representation for Texas and the United States.