Kyle, Texas – Today, Austin Talley announced his candidacy for Texas House District 45. The combat veteran served in the United States Navy and with U.S. Intelligence Agencies, fighting terrorism in the Middle East. Talley, now an entrepreneur and devoted advocate for veterans, plans to continue fighting for his community in the Texas Legislature.
“I’ve always felt called to serve. I think it’s just something that runs in my family. We’ve been fighting for Texan ideals since the Texas Revolution. I want to continue that tradition more than ever. This district needs a conservative representative who understands the struggles that everyday Texans face. They need somebody with their finger on the pulse of the core issues that affect Central Texas,” said Talley.
“I work in our community every day and hear people’s stories. I know how it feels to work twelve, sixteen hours a day, chasing your dreams. I understand what servant leadership means. Our state needs better leadership. Many of our elected officials are fluent in legalese, but they don’t have the perspective of a businessman and a job creator. Texans deserve more representatives in the legislature who not only understand policy, but know how to truly connect with their constituents, and fight for them. They deserve someone whose never been handed anything, and has had to work hard for everything he has. That’s why I’m running.”
Talley works as Chief Development Officer for We Are OSD, a nonprofit dedicated to improving veterans’ lives. He also serves as a business mentor at Bunker Labs, where he helps aspiring entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Talley is very active in Republican circles throughout Central Texas, and believes that his skills as a job creator, community advocate, and political activist give him the edge necessary to be an effective representative.
“We’re facing uncertain times here in Texas. There’s a lot of Texans who aren’t sure they will ever achieve their dreams now. Property taxes are skyrocketing, and we have a legislature that doesn’t understand what a balanced budget means. Texas does a lot well, and yet there are some people who want to change our values. There’s a lot of complexity in our state right now, and we need a businessperson and a true conservative who understands how to address these issues head on.”