Candidate Conversation - Wesley Hunt (R)

April 19, 2019 · 2:27 PM EDT

Texas’ 7th District — Lean Democratic

Interview Date: April 9, 2019

Date of Birth: Nov. 13, 1981; Houston, Tx. 

Education: West Point (2004); Cornell (M.B.A, M.P.A 2015; MILR 2016)

Elected Office: None; First run for office

Current Outlook: Hunt has the potential to be the type of top-tier…

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