Houston, TX – On Monday, Wesley Hunt, Houston native and combat veteran running in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, released a new digital advertisement, Firsts. Firsts
“For centuries, Americans have challenged the notion of what is possible and each new breakthrough has carried with it a wave of opportunity and optimism for future generations,” said Hunt. “America’s legacy of leadership and advancement is ingrained in the ethos of our service academies, where past, present, and future leaders begin their journey of giving back to this great Nation. As I campaign to be the next member of Congress for Texas’ 7th District, I hope to live up to the example set by fellow West Point graduates Henry O. Flipper and Roscoe Robinson Jr.”
We have come a long way and yet our struggle for progress never ceases.
This enduring spirit for advancement continues at the premiere leadership institutions of the world: the service academies.
It began with Henry O. Flipper. Born a slave, he became the first black American to graduate from West Point.
In 1951, Roscoe Robinson Jr. graduated West Point. Later, he would become the first black American to rise to the ranks of four-star general.
And, in 2020 the West Point graduating class included 38 black American women, the highest number in its history.
As your Congressman, I’ll be the first black service academy graduate from our five storied institutions to join the ranks of Congress.
It’s a solemn responsibility that I carry with me every day.
And I know that as the first it makes certain I won’t be the last.
I’m Wesley Hunt and I approve this message.
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.