Campaigning to be the state’s Agriculture Commissioner, Kinky Friedman, the iconoclastic author and singer who twice ran for governor, will speak to Texas State University’s College Democrats this week.
Friedman is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for Agriculture Commissioner against East Texas rancher Hank Gilbert. The winner will run against incumbent Todd Staples, a Republican, in the November general election.
He will talk at the group’s meeting 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the LBJ Student Center’s fourth floor teaching theater.
Friedman’s appearance will be the first of the College Democrat’s weekly meetings which during this election year are expected to feature a number of county and statewide Democratic Party candidates.
“The Texas State College Democrats cherish the opportunity to inform our community on important issues that directly affect their lives. Giving community members and students the opportunity to engage with local and statewide candidates is very beneficial and rewarding to both our organization and community,” says Adrian Zamora, the group’s president.
Made famous by his band Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys, Friedman ran for governor as an independent in 2004 and in 2009 declared himself a candidate for governor again, this time as a Democrat. In December, he switched to the Agriculture Commissioner race.Email | Print