TO: Interested Parties

DATE: October 25, 2018

Contact: Madison Kaigh, (726) 999-0176 (

Kopser Takes a Stand Against Voter Suppression in Hays County

(San Marcos, TX) — Today, Joseph Kopser stood with the students of Texas State University, citizens of San Marcos, and fellow Texas candidates against the flagrant voter suppression occurring in Hays County.

After Kopser and other candidates signed a letter requesting that TXST early voting locations stay open longer, a leader in the Hays County GOP sent the following:

“Please email [your Hays County Commissioner] TODAY, and urge him NOT to allow extended voting times or days for students at Texas State University. If we are to change the rules in the middle of the game it favors Democrats and we sure don’t want to do that in this–what is going to be–a close election as it is.”

Joseph Kopser, a first-time candidate who served 20 years in the Army and founded a successful tech company in Texas, released the following statement:

“Voter suppression–regardless of political party–is unacceptable. This week’s voter suppression efforts are particularly egregious because they are aimed at students, specifically students of one political party. Texas State students–like every Texan–must be allowed to exercise their right to vote. This very obvious partisan move against their voting rights is just another example of the hyper-partisanship that is impacting our politics.”

“Here on the ground in TX-21, I’m working to serve everyone in this district, regardless of their political ideology, and put country over party. To fulfill our government’s obligation to Texas voters, I’ll fight to keep the polls open as long as necessary, and to increase staff and voting machines to reduce wait times for students. Regardless of who they choose to vote for.”

Kopser has signed on to a letter addressed to Administrator Jennifer Anderson and Commissioners Ingalsbe, Jones, Shell, and Whisenant.


Joseph Kopser is a 20-year Army veteran, technology entrepreneur, husband and father of three daughters, and Democratic nominee for Congress in 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.