Joseph Kopser

Candidate for US Congress, Texas' 21st District

  • A West Point trained Aerospace Engineer, Joseph Kopser served in the US Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab, and the Bronze Star.
  • After his military service, Kopser founded a tech company in Austin that helped make commutes easier and cut down on carbon emissions. After his company was acquired by a Fortune 100 company, Kopser continued to assist other entrepreneurs and was the co-founder of the National Security Technology Accelerator which works to improve US Energy Security policy.
  • Kopser was also honored as a White House Champion of Change for his efforts in energy and conservation. After seeing his local Representative Lamar Smith’s disastrous overreach and assault on climate science at the helm of the House Science Committee, Joseph decided to step up and challenge him for Congress in 2018.

Joseph's race

  • After stepping up to challenge House Science Chair Lamar Smith, and out-raising him two quarters in a row, Smith decided to retire rather than face a real challenge. Because of Kopser's hard work and promising candidacy, science's public enemy number one will no longer serve in Congress come January 2019, but this seat is more winnable than ever.
  • Kopser is running against former Ted Cruz Chief of Staff Chip Roy in a very winnable race. Despite a strong partisan leaning, Trump barely cleared 50% in 2016 and Kopser's background with a strong campaign will make him a very formidable candidate.