Pearland TX

Army Veteran announces 2020 campaign for Congress

Texas businessman and Army Veteran Joe Walz announced he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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Walz announced via Facebook on Thursday:

“As many of you know, in January I made the decision to run for U.S. House of Representatives in the 2020 election for Texas Congressional District 22.

We “paused” the campaign to assess viability before and during the potential deployment of my wife.

As an Army veteran myself, I am extremely proud of my wife’s service as a soldier and law enforcement officer – and I welcome the opportunity to be an Army Husband, & Mr. Mom – should duty call.

I am pleased to announce that with the prayers and support of family, friends and colleagues; the campaign is in full swing and we are ready to be the team that keeps CD22 red!

We look forward to growing the Republican Party in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties, with fresh faces and appeal to conservative of all ages and backgrounds.

After serving nearly 11 years in the Army as a Flight Engineer, I left the service in 2013 and returned to District 22 to start my small business with my life savings – $300.

As the owner of a helicopter charter and hog hunting company and having worked full-time in the offshore oil & gas helicopter transportation industry for years – I know what kind of hard work CD22 does and the sacrifices they make to provide for their families.

As a small business owner who started with nothing – I aim to promote small business growth so that the hard-working people who have bet their last dollar on themselves, get the opportunity to create wealth, jobs, and independence.

I have deep roots in our district and want to continue to be the fighter for our values and diverse culture.  This is where my wife and I have chosen to raise our three daughters and we are fully vested in CD22.

Fort Bend County and Brazoria County are full of extremely hard-working people in a wide array of industries and backgrounds.  We will protect those industries, grow small business, and give everyone the opportunity to rise to wherever their dreams lead.

Although many will enter this race to further their political careers and agendas, there is only one candidate that truly embodies the entirety of CD22 – and that candidate is me.”

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