Novak, who is backed by Hays County Commissioner Will Conley, will meet voters at the Wimberley Café at noon and then at Chuck Nash Auto Group in San Marcos at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.
“This district is vital to the success of Texas. Therefore, it is vital we have a senator who knows how to get things done for their district, one who understands the district, an active member of our business community and someone who understands the different functions of government and how they should work together,” Conley wrote today in an email to supporters in which he pointedly noted that Novak has “lived in the district his whole life.”
Campbell moved to New Braunfels from Columbus in the fall of 2011 to run against longtime State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, who she beat in a primary runoff last summer. Campbell has been endorsed by Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler and commissioners Ray Whisenant and Mark Jones. A third candidate, former San Antonio city council member Elisa Chan, has also said she is running against Campbell.
Novak, who owns San Marcos Air Conditioning Inc. with his son Lucas, is a former chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He served four years in the 1990s as a Bexar County Commissioner, the first Republican elected to that office.
“We’ve had strong, conservative leadership in District 25, but what I have heard time and time again from business owners is that their interests have been forgotten,” Novak said. “We need more leaders in Austin who understand the challenges business owners face and what they need to grow and be successful. It’s more than keeping government small and out of hair – it’s looking for opportunities to help business, to create jobs and grow our economy.”
Novak’s announcement tour will take him to New Braunfels and Schertz on Wednesday and to Boerne on Thursday. Early voting in the primary starts Feb. 18. Election Day is March 4.Email | Print