August Pfluger announces campaign for District 11

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SAN ANGELO, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – August Pfluger has announced that he will run for Texas’ 11th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Pfluger was a fighter pilot in the Air Force for 20 years and most recently served as a national security advisor to President Donald Trump.

The seventh-generation Texan went to San Angelo Central High School where he played baseball and football. He also earned his Eagle Scout badge at 15 years old.

Pfluger graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and went on to serve in the Pentagon and NATO Command. He has seen more than 300 hours of combat in Iraq and Syria.

Pfluger has degrees in aeronautical sciences and military strategy and is currently seeking a Master’s Degree in International Business and Policy at Georgetown University.

Today Pfluger live in San Angelo with his family. He still serves as a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and recently founded an energy investment company the serves the Permian Basin.

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