Houston, TX – Today, the Wesley Hunt Campaign is honored to announce the endorsement by former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker of Wesley in his campaign to become the next Representative for Texas’ 7th Congressional District. A Houston native, Secretary Baker’s long and remarkable career in politics and public service can be traced back to his friendship with then-Congressman of the 7th District, George H. W. Bush. Secretary Baker led an unprecedented five presidential campaigns and is the only person to serve as White House Chief of Staff (for Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush), Secretary of the Treasury (for President Reagan), and Secretary of State (for President Bush).
“Decades ago, my good friend President George H. W. Bush served as the Congressman for Texas’ 7th Congressional District,” said Baker. “His leadership in this district marked the beginning of an historic political career that would ultimately take him to the White House.”
“Now, years later, I am glad to see a bright, promising candidate who has the ability to continue that legacy in the 7th District. Wesley Hunt will provide balanced, thoughtful, and formidable leadership as our Congressman for the 7th District.”
“My decades of experience working in government have taught me a great deal about leadership. I have been fortunate to work alongside many of our Nation’s greatest leaders; men and women who shaped our history and effectively tackled the issues of their day. I sincerely believe that Wesley has the experience, skills and mentality to tackle current issues with the same attitude and effectiveness. I am proud to endorse his candidacy.”
Hunt released the following statement in response:
“Through his extensive career of service to the United States, Secretary Baker has become a standard-bearer for leadership and diplomacy,” said Hunt. “I am honored to receive Secretary Baker’s endorsement in my campaign for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, not only because of his outstanding career in politics, but also because of his deep ties to Houston and this district. I appreciate Secretary Baker’s support as we work to restore real leadership in the 7th District.”
Wesley Hunt is a Houston native and a battle-tested leader willing to stand up for the 7th Congressional District. While his opponent Lizzie Fletcher made Pelosi Speaker of the House and refuses to condemn the most liberal of Democratic priorities, Wesley is a problem solver who will work with both sides to bring results home to the 7th District.