SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Although he plans to step away from Capitol Hill, U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s voice carries weight in Texas.
On Wednesday morning, the Congressman officially endorsed Tony Gonzales to succeed him in Washington.
“I care deeply about the hard-working men and women of the 23rd District and want to make sure their next Representative has their values and will fight for them in Congress,” said Rep. Hurd in a statement. “This is why I am pleased to endorse 20-year Navy Veteran, loyal husband and proud father of five children, Tony Gonzales to be my successor in Congress.”
Hurd plans to retire from Congress at the end of his term, creating a race in the 23rd Congressional District.
District 23 has traditionally been considered a “swing-district” as it has been tossed back and forth between Democrats and Republicans for several years. Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego was the most recent Democrat to hold the seat.
“If the Republican Party does not look like Texas and resonate with all Texans, there won’t be a Republican Party in Texas,” said Hurd. “We need conservatives like Tony to take our message to all parts of the district to prevent the creep of socialism that we’ve seen in other parts of the Country. Tony embodies the American Dream. He has fought for his Country. He has fought for his community and he will fight for the folks of the 23rd District. To keep the 23rd District red, we need Tony Gonzales.”