My name is Kent Lester and I’d like to thank you for your interest in our campaign. I’m a common-sense Democrat running to bring old-school American Values back to Washington for the people of Texas’ 31st Congressional District. I want you to feel confident in supporting me to be your next Representative and that’s why I think it’s not only important for you to know why I’m running but to learn about who I am and how I got here.
I was born in Hampton, Virginia and grew up as an Army brat as the son of an infantryman. I was proud to follow my father’s footsteps into the US Army and am a proud graduate of West Point. I served 20 years as member of the military and 8 years as a public educator in Central Texas schools. I’ve been happily married to my wife Brigid for almost 20 years and have been a proud resident of District 31 for just as long. We’ve seen off 5 children through public schools and communities here in Central Texas and have since dedicated our lives to building up the future of the communities in our District. I’m looking forward to using my experience to bring a fresh perspective to Washington for the people of the 31st and I’ll need your help to do it.