No Blue TX-22

By Cje95 | Just My 2 Cents | 8 Nov 2020

After graduating from Texas A&M this spring the initial place I was going to work, the Houston Astro’s, along with the rest of Major League Baseball instituted a hiring freeze. COVID naturally impacted them and sadly the impact has continued as many teams since the end of the season have either laid off or furloughed their employees. Given baseball is a market that is highly affected by the number of people that come through the gate this was something that was sadly to be expected.


During this time though I have been fortunate to hook on to two different jobs. These jobs not only padded my resume but gave me amazing insight into possible future endeavors. The most recent of these has been working for a campaign for the US House Seat TX-22. I was lucky enough to work for the individual that won the race.

Initially, I was hired on as just an intern however once early voting in Texas began I was hired on as a full time person. This allowed me to meet many people from Kevin McCarthy to Steve Scalise. This job was by no means easy and I went from someone who took orders to someone that both gave and took them and really jumped straight into a fire for three weeks. It was an exhausting endeavor as I sought to do everything asked of me plus more to helped the campaign. 

Due to knowing the Republican nominee for ~20 years it was extra important to me. He had been someone who has been close to my family and even was invited to my Eagle Scout Court of Honor. Happily I can say after pouring roughly 5 weeks of sweat and 3 weeks of blood into this the Republican nominee was able to not only defeat his opponent but defeat him in a district that overwhelming voted Democrat. Troy Nehls, the nominee, has always been one that put the people first. This was highlighted during Hurricane Harvey while he was on the boats co ducting rescue operations.


During election night everyone was nervous as it was known the district was going to support Biden and we were unsure if this would carry down the rest of the ballot. Troy though struck a tone with people he talked to and showed how authentic and true he was. He easily beat the democratic nominee Sri Kulkarni who was exposed as a RSS backed individual which splintered the groups he hoped would back him. Troy was the unifying individual putting the people first. 

It was an amazing experience to participate in and something I would not exchange for the world. While the US election is a mess it was extremely nice to see something go smoothly and a clear victory for one side. I am proud to have helped Troy as he is not only a family friend but someone who believes in what he says. He does not waver and will not be bought by lobbyist. He fought in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia for the US and will always put not only US but his constituents values first and that is something I am extremely proud of to back. 


While the next few weeks will be rocky as even though media has called the US elections there are a multitude of issues the courts need to address. Congress has continuously failed to address issues since at least 2000 and has tried to punt them down the line. This election during a pandemic showed this is no longer an option and true change must happen from both sides of the country. I am a proud American and I want nothing more than for my country to stand up to the plate and fix the things sowing division within the country.

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Graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2020 had dabbled in crypto since 2017 but dove in at the end of 2019. December of 2020 packed up and moved to D.C.! Huge sports fan, space nerd, and international newsreader! Follow me on Twitter @Cje95_

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