ENDORSEMENT: Former San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero Endorses Joseph Kopser for Congress

FORMER SAN MARCOS MAYOR DANIEL GUERRERO ENDORSES JOSEPH KOPSER

 

(Austin, Texas) - Today, former San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero endorsed Joseph Kopser’s campaign for Congress in TX-21. The Kopser campaign released the following statement from Mayor Guerrero:

 

“I am proud to endorse Joseph Kopser for Congress in the 21st District. His background in clean energy, technology, and transportation makes him an ideal candidate to represent the Texas Innovation Corridor connecting San Marcos to Austin and San Antonio. Joseph shares the core values of Hays County and will ably represent us in Congress.”

 

Joseph Kopser added:

 

“I am honored to have Mayor Daniel Guerrero join our growing coalition in TX-21. The partnership of Mayor Guerrero and other regional leaders will allow this district to meet its full potential, and with their support we can leverage tech and education to establish a new hub for innovation along the I-35 corridor and access to those new economy jobs for all citizens of TX-21.”

 

This endorsement adds to a growing list of leaders supporting Joseph Kopser, including Senator Kirk Watson, Representative Donna Howard, Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Garry Mauro, Commissioner Brigid Shea, Paul Begala, and Matt Angle. They join institutional supporters of Kopser for Congress including Austin Central Labor Council, Texas AFL-CIO, Circle C Area Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, West Austin Democrats, 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, and the Texas Lone Star Project. Joseph Kopser has also been named a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action.

 

Background:

Daniel Guerrero served as Mayor of San Marcos for six years, leaving office in 2016. During his time in office, San Marcos was the fastest growing city in the country for its size. Mayor Guerrero effectively managed that growth and created partnerships within the San Marcos community, while working to protect the environment in Hays County. Previously, he served on the San Marcos City Council from 2004-2008. Guerrero is now a Business Development Consultant with JL Powers and Associates and a Global Business lecturer at Texas State University.

 

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.

 

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ENDORSEMENT: Kathleen Tobin Krueger Endorses Joseph Kopser For Congress

KATHLEEN TOBIN KRUEGER ENDORSES JOSEPH KOPSER FOR CONGRESS

 

(New Braunfels, Texas) - Today, Kathleen Tobin Krueger, former New Braunfels City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem, endorsed Joseph Kopser in the Democratic runoff for the 21st Congressional District. Kathleen Krueger released the following statement:

 

“There could not be more at stake in this election. TX-21 has grown exponentially over the last 30 years, and it's critical that our first new Representative in the 21st Century be able to lead the conversation on growth, inclusion, school safety and gun violence, the environment, education, and health care. Joseph has been a consistent leader on these issues and his commitment to working for every part--and every citizen--of the 21st District is exactly what we need in Congress.”

 

Photo by Jim Flynn

 

In response to the endorsement, Joseph Kopser said:


“Kathleen Krueger personifies the spirit of TX-21 and this campaign. Her commitment to public service--in New Braunfels, the Hill Country, the state of Texas, Washington, DC, and around the world--has established a new standard in strengthening and engaging community during times of great change. That commitment is more necessary now than ever. Her resolve that values, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of politics and policy reflects the expectations of TX-21 voters, and I will work tirelessly to fulfill those expectations.”

This endorsement adds to a growing list of leaders supporting Joseph Kopser, including Senator Kirk Watson, Representative Donna Howard, Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Garry Mauro, Commissioner Brigid Shea, former San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Paul Begala, and Matt Angle. They join institutional supporters of Kopser for Congress including Austin Central Labor Council, Texas AFL-CIO, Circle C Area Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Austin Tejano Democrats, West Austin Democrats, 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, and the Texas Lone Star Project. Joseph Kopser has also been named a Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action.

 

Background:

Kathleen Tobin Krueger was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised from age 11 on her family’s ranch in Bandera County, which remains in operation today. In 1980, she graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in English Literature and Journalism. After working as a Legislative Assistant in the Washington office of Congressman Sam B. Hall, Jr., she returned to Texas to work at Gill Savings Association and T Bar M Tennis Ranch. In 1983, she married her husband, former U.S. Senator Bob Krueger, the last Democrat to represent TX-21. From 2005 to 2011, Kathleen served on the New Braunfels City Council and served two years as Mayor Pro-tem. During her husband’s years as an American Ambassador in Burundi and Botswana, Kathleen was President of the Diplomatic Women’s Association and worked with Child to Child, Habitat for Humanity, and the Red Cross. Here in Texas, she serves on the board of the Texas Hill Country Alliance and has volunteered and worked with the Children’s Museum, Eden Hill Communities, Hope Hospice Foundation, Volunteers in Medicine, the New Braunfels MLK, Jr. Association, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, and many more.

 

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.

 

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Joseph Kopser's Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Deal

JOSEPH KOPSER'S STATEMENT ON U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM THE IRAN DEAL

 

(Austin, TX) -- In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, Joseph Kopser released the following statement.

 

“The President's unilateral violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) to remove Iran as a nuclear threat is inexcusable and further undermines America’s leadership toward a safer world. Like his decision to violate the Paris climate agreement last year, President Trump’s interest in provocation and political grandstanding over responsible policy erodes the trust and influence America has earned since the end of the Cold War.

 

“President Trump’s violation of the JCPoA gives America’s closest allies every reason to question our credibility, the opponents of peace the power to exploit our lack of resolve, and Iran and other powers the impetus to assail global security through the reemergence of nuclear weapons programs.

 

“Never before has an American President been so removed from the interests of our country. Never before has America so needed its House of Representatives to protect the interest of the American people. Unfortunately, Chip Roy and Matt McCall, the two Republicans running for this seat, have both stated their support for the withdrawal. In their shortsighted loyalty to the President, they continue to show  that they are not qualified to make vital foreign policy decisions.

 

“While the President believes this “negotiating tactic” will protect his party in November, in TX-21 we’ve seen enough of America’s hard earned work for a safer, cleaner world squandered for the sake of short term gain or special interest.”

 

Background:

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.

 


Women for Kopser Hosts Inaugural Meeting

WOMEN FOR KOPSER HOSTS INAUGURAL MEETING

 

(Austin, TX) -- This week Women for Kopser, led by former Texas state Rep. Debra Danburg, hosted its first official meeting. Women for Kopser is a volunteer-organized effort to support Joseph Kopser’s campaign for Congress in the 21st Congressional District. In response to the gathering, Kopser said:

 

“I’m so proud to be supported by this accomplished group of entrepreneurs, innovators, and community builders. I’m particularly grateful to Debra Danburg for opening her home to these leaders, continuing her legacy and empowering their work. Debra’s life work to protect women’s health and create a more open Texas for women and members of the LGBTQ community has created a better life for all of us in the Lone Star state. I have every confidence that TX-21 will benefit from the energy and insight of this group for many years to come.”

 

This week’s gathering will kick off a weekend of action for women in Austin who are united around the goal of electing Joseph Kopser to Congress. The group plans to create opportunities for action across all ten counties that make up the 21st Congressional District.

 

Background:

Women for Kopser is a group of volunteers in TX-21 who are dedicated to electing Joseph Kopser to Congress. They represent a cross section of the district including community leaders, small business owners, and veterans.

 

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.

 

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