A retired U.S. Marine says he is utilizing his 31 years of military service to challenge incumbent Republican State Rep. John Kuempel of Seguin for the seat he currently hold in the Texas House. 

Lt. Col. Greg Switzer says his military background, which proves his “commitment to service is undeniable,” will help him in his campaign for House District 44. 

Switzer’s campaign focuses on his conservative ideologies and priorities, including protecting the Second Amendment and gun rights, protecting the border, protecting unborn children, ensuring election integrity, supporting parental rights, and ending property taxes and government mandates. 

“What I value the most is our God given Rights, Freedoms, and Liberties; derived from God, and illustrated in the Constitution of the United States, and the Texas Constitution,” said Switzer. 

Switzer pointed out that his conservative policies seem to be the opposite policies of incumbent Kuempel, despite their affiliation with the same party.  In addition to Kuempel’s vote to impeach Paxton, he also voted against conservative policies and allowed conservative legislation to die before reaching a full House vote. 

Kuempel, as Chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, killed Senate Bill 16 by Bryan Hughes (R–Mineola) earlier this year which would have banned Critical Race Theory in universities. 

Kuempel also killed House Bill 3280 by State Rep. Terri Leo-Wilson (R–Galveston) in his committee, which would have ended taxpayer-subsidized in-state tuition for illegal aliens, by not granting it a hearing. 

As of publication, Kuempel did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s request for comment.

Soli Rice

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