AUSTIN,TX, July 14, 2020 – Statement from Rick Kennedy accepting the Democratic nomination for US House TX17:

To the people of Congressional District TX17, thank you for this victory tonight. I’m thrilled to have the honor of taking the next step in representing you in the US House.

My work starts tomorrow and so I extend this request to all citizens of this congressional district–please reach out to me with your ideas, concerns & needs. Visit for contact info.

This stance reflects the very reason the US House was established more than 230 years ago, which was revolutionary then and, I regret to say, is still revolutionary today. So I’ll say it another way to be clear: I want to hear from you so I can best represent you–not the establishment, not big money, not dark money, not a particular party, not the president.

To David Jarmillo, and to primary candidate William Foster III, thank you for running principled, issues-oriented campaigns. I sincerely hope you stay in the political arena; our country needs people of your caliber & passion. Whatever you decide to do next, I wish you both the best.

We have work to do. Let’s get going!