Mayor Gunter Endorses Pfluger for CongressPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX — San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter Wednesday announced her endorsement of Lt. Col. August Pfluger (R-San Angelo) in the Republican Primary for Texas’ 11th Congressional District. Gunter has served as Mayor of San Angelo since 2017, when she won a decisive electoral victory to become the first female mayor in the city's 153-year history.
“When it comes to keeping our taxes low, protecting our constitutional rights, and securing our border…August Pfluger is the warrior we need to fight for us in Washington.” Said Gunter. “I couldn’t be happier to stand with August and support his campaign to represent our community and its values in Congress.”
In issuing her endorsement, Gunter joins a rapidly growing list of prominent Pfluger supporters, including: former Navy SEAL and U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Houston), Midland Mayor Patrick Payton, State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), State Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo), State Rep. Andy Murr (R-Kerrville), Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds (R-Granbury), San Saba Mayor Ken Jordan, the Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the Texas Farm Bureau.
“Mayor Brenda Gunter is a close friend and an incredible leader for the people of San Angelo…it’s a true honor to have her support in this campaign,” said Pfluger. “In Congress, I plan to work closely with Mayor Gunter to protect our shared community, support local businesses, and secure a strong and prosperous future for our citizens.”
Lt. Colonel August Pfluger is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a decorated fighter pilot with over 300 hours of direct combat against radical jihadists in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Until launching his campaign in September, August served as a member of President Donald J. Trump’s National Security Council staff, where he was entrusted with our nation’s highest security clearance and charged with advising President Trump on a host of foreign and domestic threats to our nation’s security.
A seventh-generation Texan, August describes himself as a conservative Republican, a proud husband and father, and a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Camille, have three young daughters, Vivian, Caroline, and Juliana. In his free time, August enjoys coaching his daughters’ youth soccer teams and leading Bible study groups for military service members – something he’s done at every base he’s been stationed.
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