The Burnet County Democratic Party supports our candidates at all levels. However, some exceptional individuals stand out for special recognition and we are proud to provide brief profiles and links to their campaign websites. If you are looking for ways to contribute to their election success, please visit their websites.
"My name is Beto O'Rourke. First and foremost I'm a fourth-generation Texan, dad to three beautiful kids, and husband to Amy. I'm a former business owner proudly representing my hometown as a member of Congress and running for Senate."
Beto for Texas
Beto for Texas
Jennie Lou Leeder
US Congress, District 11
Jennie Lou Leeder is an educator, a businesswoman, a coach, and has been active in local politics since 2007 as Democratic County Chair for Llano County. She knows what it means to be Texas strong, and she knows the meaning of Texas values. She will not be beholden to special interests or corporate financiers. Jennie Lou Leeder will put the future of our country before all else, especially on the issues of Healthcare, Education, Infrastructure, Energy, and National Safety.
Jennie Lou for Congress
US Congress, District 25
You and I know that the system in D.C. is broken. You and I know that establishment politicians with their hands deep in the pockets of special interests aren't going to fix that broken system. You and me -- we're the ones who have to fix it. And we're going to do it the right way -- by relying on Texans, listening to real people instead of PACs, and working on the things that people and families care about and want to make right for our state and our country. That's what this campaign is about. My goal -- and my promise -- is to step up and serve your interests, so folks in Cleburne, in Burnet, in Meridian, in Hillsboro, and every Texan in the 25th Congressional district has a voice in our government.
Julie Oliver for Congress
“From migrant farmworker to U.S. Army Captain, federal agent to the very proud Sheriff of the good people of Dallas County, I’ve dedicated my life to defending Texans and I’m not done yet.”
Lupe Valdez for Governor
"For too long, Texas politicians have been more interested in their political ambition than in doing right by the hard working people of our state. Texas needs leaders who have the courage to tell taxpayers the truth and who have the know-how to hold the Texas politicians accountable."
Collier for Texas
Kim Olson, farmer, veteran, pilot and champion of education, is dedicated to influencing the future of sustainable food production, improving markets for Texas produce. In working with veterans, nutritious food became the great healer for those struggling with the human heartbreak that is war. Kim has a Natural-Organic Certification from the Texas Organic Research Center and is a Texas Master Gardener.
Kim Olson for Texas Commission of Agriculture
Gisela D. Triana
Third Court of Appeals
“I have presided over all levels of our state trial courts, dealing with a broad scope of legal issues, for 22 years," says Judge Triana. “A good Judge develops balance, fairness, and perspective. My professional and personal experience will help me bring a seasoned approach to the Third Court of Appeals."
Texas House, District 20
Stephen Wyman was born in New Hampshire, raised in Massachusetts and moved to Texas in 1981. He attended college at Indiana University. Wyman and his wife, Cathy, have a son. Stephen Wyman was a Republican until 1980, when he says the party became too right-wing for him and he became an independent. He was a spokesperson for MoveOn.org in the 1990s and became a Democrat in 2001.
Texas House, District 45
I want to be your next state representative for Hays and Blanco Counties. I’m a conservationist, an author, and an educator, and I am passionate about helping our government work better for all Texans. We need folks in the Capitol who are creative, curious, and down-to-earth. It’s time to put aside divisive rhetoric and move forward together on the issues that make a real difference in Texans’ lives.
Let’s put the all back in y’all.
Erin for Yall
Stephanie Lochte Ertel
Texas House, District 53
Stephanie Lochte Ertel, an attorney living in Mountain Home, Texas, is running again for House District 53 State Representative as the Democratic Party candidate. In 2016, she was the first Democrat in 20 years to seek to represent the people of the 12 counties of House District 53 in the Texas House of Representatives.
She knows her candidacy provided a choice to motivate voters who are concerned about issues like education, water conservation, health insurance coverage and better economic opportunities, to participate in the general election. As a lifelong Texan and the fourth generation of her family to live in Kerr County, Ertel has a deep appreciation of the unique character of the Texas Hill Country she seeks to represent.
Texas House, District 54
Kathy Richerson is a retired real estate broker who raises livestock on her place outside of Killeen in Bell County. Born in Georgetown into an old farming and ranching family with roots in Texas going back to 1844.
Priorities include healthcare in which Texas ranks 43rd in the nation and education where Texas ranks 49th.
We also have serious water problems due to large population growth and need innovative ideas for new sources.
Motivated to run by the desire to effect change in a district close to her heart and improve the lives of the people of Texas.
People are our greatest asset. If you want intelligent, educated, healthy people you have to have good programs to support them.
Richerson for Texas