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Press Release (12/9/21)


Chris Jones for Congress Officially Launched after Successful Kickoff Event

Event Recap, Upcoming Fundraiser & Ballot Registration

Austin, TX – December 9th, 2021 – Chris Jones, a Democrat currently running to represent Texas’ newly formed 37th District in US Congress, held his official campaign launch event on Tuesday, December 7th at the Draught House Pub and Brewery. The campaign kickoff drew a crowd that “well-exceeded expectations” according to a representative of the campaign. The event featured drinks from the Draught House, a food truck, a meet and greet, as well as two brief supporter speeches followed by Chris Jones himself.

In his speech, Jones touched on a variety of topics ranging from protecting reproductive rights to justice reform, Medicare for all, as well as why he decided to make Austin his home over 10 years ago. He also spoke about a need for change in Austin’s democratic leadership in congress, saying “For too long we have seen the same faces and have been listening to the same voices legislating on our behalf.” Jones continues by emphasizing the changes that the city of Austin has gone through in terms of growth, diversity, and an increasingly younger population.

Jones, 31, is a political newcomer running against Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who has represented several Austin-based congressional districts for nearly three decades. Jones has voted for Representative Doggett in the

past but “believes Austin deserves a choice in our next election”, and that a new representative should reflect the city as it is today with “an increasingly younger, more diverse, and more progressive” electorate.

The campaign will be hosting a fundraising event this week on Sunday, December 12th from 5-7 pm at Rain, hosted by Austin’s Queen of Drag, Vylette Ward. The event is free to attend. Jones will also be officially registering to be on the ballot at the state offices for the Democratic Party on Friday, December 10th.

More information on the campaign and Sunday’s event can be found at


Chris Jones is a candidate for Texas’ 37th District for US Congress. He is a progressive Democrat passionate about issues like Reproductive Rights, Medicare for All, Climate Change, Equality for All, Restorative Justice, and more. For more information, reach out to our press team via email at

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