Austin, Texas – Joined Tuesday evening by friends, family, and colleagues, Joseph Kopser announced his entry into the Democratic Primary for Texas’ 21st Congressional District.
“I’m running for Congress because our district and country are in trouble, and folks in Central Texas deserve leaders who will put them first. While big corporations hit record profits, most Texas families struggle to get by. Wages are flat and good jobs are harder to find. Healthcare costs remain unaffordable for too many Texans, yet Lamar Smith’s answer is to cut healthcare for millions while cutting taxes for millionaires. And while working families get left behind, Congressmen like Lamar Smith deny the existence of one of the biggest national security, economic, and environmental challenges we all face – climate change,” concluded Kopser.
About Joseph Kopser
Joseph Kopser served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, twice volunteering to serve in Iraq, earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star. He graduated from West Point with a BS in Aerospace Engineering in 1993 and received a Master’s Degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2002.
After retiring from the Army in 2013, Kopser co-founded and served as CEO of RideScout, a Texas-born tech company focused on revolutionizing transportation options and cutting congestion.
Kopser currently serves as the President of Grayline, working to bring together experts, data and solutions to help companies and public institutions manage disruptive change.
In his free time, Kopser works closely with The Bunker in Austin and San Antonio, an organization dedicated to supporting veteran entrepreneurs. He also co-founded 60x30Works to improve education and workforce training in Texas to build the new economy.