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Primary Candidates Need to See We Support Them

The Burnet County Democratic Party and the Burnet County Democratic Club will co-host a primary candidate forum online (via Zoom) on February 6 at 4 p.m. We all need to be there.

Gerrymandering has changed our county going into the November elections, so when we have Democrats who are willing to run for any office, we should turn out in force. They believe in the possibility of a Democratic (and democratic) future for Burnet County. Do you?

Senate District 4 Burnet County has two Democratic candidates vying for the State Senate District 24 seat: Kathy Jones-Hospod and Jeremy Kohlwes.

Jones-Hospod calls herself an Army brat, mother, engineer, businesswoman and leader. She spent most of her career in Telecom Infrastructure reliability and will apply this experience in the legislature to ensure Texans have a reliable power grid. She will also bring a woman’s perspective to the legislature to secure the future for all Texans.

Kohlwes retired from the U.S. Army in 2012 after serving 13 years in Germany with two deployments to Iraq. Kohlwes then earned two degrees in Criminology and Psychology from Texas A&M University and landed a federal job as an Investigative Analyst in Army law enforcement. Kohlwes chose to run for Texas Senate because he feels it will give him the greatest opportunity to help people and support policies that will ensure a stronger future.

Court of Appeals The 3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4 brings three Democratic candidates to Burnet County: Paula Knippa, Beth Payàn and Rosa Theofanis.

Knippa graduated with honors from UT School of Law in 2006. She has 15 years of legal experience serving those who might not otherwise have access to justice. She has extensive knowledge of civil trial and appellate procedures and is well versed in virtually all matters of civil law.

Payàn has served the people of Travis County as a felony prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office for over 25 years, creating opportunities to collaborate with restorative justice programs and expand diversion and treatment programs as alternatives to incarceration. She could flip the last Republican-held seat on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals!

Theofanis has worked in the Travis County Attorney’s office for 10 years, the last nine in the appellate division representing Texas in criminal and civil cases.


Sunday, Feb. 6

Join us at 4 p.m. via Zoom