I’m AL POTEET, Republican candidate for Congressional District 21.
For the past couple of months I — like you — have had to endure the rabble rousing political rhetoric and make
believe performances from many of my Republican opponents. We’ve seen their slick, expensive ads paid for
by special interest fat cats from Washington DC. These attempts to capture voters support are disingenuous,
appalling, and insulting. Worse, my opponents are purposely deceptive,
dishonest, and untrustworthy.
Truthfully, Jason Isaac, Chip Roy, Quico Canseco, and Susan Narvaiz
bring no vision or ideas to the table. Additionally, all four live OUTSIDE of
CD-21. Canseco has run 6 times, in 3 different congressional districts.
William Negley is asking voters to do for him what he has NEVER done
himself — VOTE. Sam Temple is a fringe candidate with discomforting
positions. Jenifer Sarver’s support for Hillary Clinton is an affront to all
Democrats and Liberal interests are watching the upcoming primary
closely and are eagerly awaiting a weak and flawed Republican candidate
to sally forth so they can turn CD-21 from Republican red to Nancy Pelosi
I have worked for three Republican Administrations — President Ronald
Reagan, President George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush —
formulating, advocating, and championing their conservative positions and
agendas. My conservative credentials are absolute. I support the
Constitution and the rule of law; a strong national defense posture; the
rights of veterans and their access to quality medical care; fiscal constraint;
a balanced budget; and the rights of the unborn — from conception to birth
— and the sanctity of Life.
As a former Cobra gunship helicopter pilot who served two deployments in Vietnam I know, firsthand, the
sacrifices our soldiers have endured. I have been with those who paid the ultimate price for our country and for
the freedoms we enjoy. Their honor and integrity shall never be forgotten.
I have spent a majority of my career as an advocate for America’s veterans. Securing peace through strength
encompasses a commitment from those who will take up arms to defend the principles and ideals our Nation
embodies. We owe these warriors no less of a commitment when their military service has ended.
A heralded statesman once said that “…the truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride
it, but in the end, there it is.”
Check the facts. I am the only Republican candidate that can thwart the Democrats and the liberal agenda.

1/3 of Rep Candidates Don’t Live in District 21


One-third, 6 of 18 Republicans running for U.S. Congress 21st District are opportunistic “carpetbaggers” who “jumped ship” to run in the 21st. These six wannabe career politicians can’t even vote for themselves March 6th since their names will not appear on their ballot because they must vote in the district where they are registered—NOT the 21st District! If they did, it would be a violation of the law! AND THEY WANT TO REPRESENT YOU–it’s business as usual with the career politicians.

Poteet Declares Candidacy for TX-21

Al Poteet For Congress
Press Release | 12/5/17

Contact: Al Poteet |830-225-8820 |

Al M. Poteet III of Johnson City Declares Candidacy to Represent the 21st Congressional District of Texas.

Al Poteet…strong on defense…strong on borders… strong on REAL affordable and accessible healthcare…strong on veterans…strong on Second Amendment rights…a record of leadership and achievement.

Johnson City, TX — Al Poteet has officially filed and declared his candidacy to represent the 21st Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. He will run on the Republican ticket in the March 6, 2018 primary.

With deep Texas roots, Poteet is a good neighbor and has the energy, experience, and leadership skills to serve his fellow Texans in the 21st district. His family originally settled in a community south of San Antonio that became Poteet, Texas, that is widely known for its annual Strawberry Festival. He and his wife, Miriam, reside in the 21st district in Johnson City, Texas.

“I believe our country urgently needs real leadership, practical experience, common sense, and a passion to make government work for the people, not the other way around,” Poteet said. “If elected, I will hold the executive branch responsible for their actions, reduce the size and scope of the bureaucracy, and get the government off your backs!”

Poteet has 35 years of practical, wide-ranging experience as a senior executive in both the public and private sectors. He successfully worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC and in the field as a Regional Office and a Medical Center Director. He served veterans during the Reagan Administration as Associate Deputy Administrator for Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs and later as a cabinet-level Deputy Assistant Secretary.

Poteet is a decorated US Army combat aviator with two deployments to the Republic of Vietnam as a Cobra attack helicopter pilot having served with the Air Cavalry in both the 1st Aviation Brigade and 82nd Airborne. His combat awards are the Air Medal for valor, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, and later the Bronze Star with valor for ground action.

“I will work for you and no one else,” Poteet said. “I will be your voice in the Halls of Congress.” He shares your concern that the dangerous issues and abuse of power facing our country are eroding our liberty and way of life. Furthermore, Poteet said, “I will be a conservative voice with a record of leadership, experience, and accomplishment that I will put to work for you.”

Beginning this week, Poteet will attend events around the district and make himself available to listen and discuss issues that concern you. Please contact him if you would like to have him appear at a specific event. Please visit the campaign website at