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Why Am I Running for Congress?

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I am a 5th generation Texan. I am proud of my family and shared heritage in this state and this country.  My father was born in Tulsa, OK, 15 years after the Tulsa Massacre of 1921. My mother was born in Pelham, TX, because my family traveled there from Galveston after the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Our community, in Navarro County,  is one of the last Black enclaves in Texas. 


My roots across Texas start with my family and have continued as I attended college at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. I am an award-winning small business owner and a proud member of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Incorporated, the NAACP, and other community organizations. 


I have served the people of this state, from my service on the Midland City Council to the state of Texas’ Border Trade Advisory Committee.  I also served as the 110th President of the Texas Municipal League, dedicated to helping 99% of all Texas cities where I advocated for local control.


Now I am asking you to send me to Washington, D.C., to serve the people of Texas and solve the challenges we are facing every day.  I want to continue my service by fighting for my family and yours. I will push on behalf of my mother, who was a fierce believer in women’s reproductive rights, and I will fight for my brother, a Veteran who deserves quality health care and benefits for his service to our country. 


We need a Congressman who will stand for the 2nd amendment, while also acknowledging that gun violence is the number 1 killer of children in this country. We must be willing to work across the aisle for responsible legislation because no one's life or liberty should be at risk for others.  You and I know that and so should our members of Congress. There is no more time for political chess, only time for doing what is right for all people and all communities.


Join me on this journey and be one of the first 1000 donors of this campaign to win for the people of the 6th district, Texas, and this nation. Again, I appreciate you for standing with me, and together, we will win in 2024.


For the love of service,

John B. Love III

Democratic Candidate for

Texas Congressional District 6

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