***MEDIA ALERT ***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 27, 2018

CONTACT:  Kevin Lenau
(512)312-8458 / ATX.Politics@gmail.com

ATX DEM VETS ENDORSES NINE CANDIDATES FOR THE MARCH PRIMARIES

AUSTIN AREA VETERAN ORGANIZATION PLEDGES THEIR SUPPORT TO THESE CANDIDATES

AUSTIN, TX ---

At their general membership meeting on January 25, 2018 ATX Dem Vets endorsed the following candidates with a ⅔ threshold:

Chantal Eldridge for 331st District Court

Aurora Martinez Jones for 459th District Court

Paul Quinzi for County Court 3

Sheri Soltes for Texas House District 47

Steven Kling for Texas Senate District 25

Joseph Kopser for the 21st US Congressional District

Chris Perri for the 25th US Congressional District

“MJ” Hegar for the 31st US Congressional District

Beto O’Rourke for US Senate

Before the voting began the club president, Kevin Lenau read the mission statement “We will serve the veterans community, conduct political engagement, and create opportunities for Veterans and supporters to socialize and network in the greater Austin area. All of three of these activities will be done to create a more engaged, represented, and active Democrat Veterans community.”

Several of the endorsed candidates were present, including Sheri Soltes, Chris Perri, and Joseph Kopser. After voting concluded, the candidates had an opportunity to connect with the club’s new chairperson for the candidate support committee. The next general membership meeting is February 22nd, at Scholz Garten from 7pm to 8pm.

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