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Gun Owners of Texas’ Wes Virdell to Speak Thursday, Aug. 11 in Cisco

Gun Owners of America Texas State Director Wes Virdell

Tea Party Patriots welcomes Wes Virdell of Brady to the beautiful Myrtle Wilks Community Center in Cisco at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 11. Wes recently became the Texas State Director for Gun Owners of America.

After a successful 87th Texas Legislature which gave Texans Constitutional carry, there’s no time for second amendment supporters to rest. Horrific shootings have put gun rights under assault, especially by the Washington lobby. Wes stands ready to provide updates on those, explain how citizens can be involved, and how to stay informed as gun-related bills move through both chambers. This is an area of intense scrutiny for Gun Owners of America.

Wes Virdell has devoted his life in service to others. As an Air Force veteran, small business owner, husband, and father, Wes strives to put others before himself every single day. That motivated his run in 2020 for District 11 US Congressman, vowing to work tirelessly to represent Central and West Texas values in Washington, and to embody government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Wes’ lean campaign gained a wide following but ended with a loss in the March primary. In 2021 he filed to represent Texas House District 53 but lost to incumbent Andrew Murr.

Regarding the Second Amendment Wes says, “I’m 100% against any form of gun control. The Second Amendment is a restriction on the federal government and not a restriction on the citizen. We need to make sure every elected representative understands this. If you give the government one inch, they will take a mile.”

Wes was born and raised in the heart of Texas. He grew up working in his family’s diesel repair business in Brady, Texas, where he learned what hard work looks like and what it means to help others. He later answered the call to serve his country in the US Air Force, working on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and as a Military Training Leader. After being honorably discharged, Wes returned home to work as a diesel mechanic alongside his family while also becoming the owner of a small trucking company. In 2002, Wes married his beautiful wife, Sara, who is also native to Brady and is a talented photographer. Together they have three boys, Van – 15, Madden – 13, and Kingston – 9. They also had a daughter, Dylan, who watches over the family from heaven. After Wes and Sara lost Dylan at 22 weeks pregnant in 2009, a water well was built in Uganda in 2011 in her honor by the John 4:14 Foundation. 

The Virdells are active members of their community and their church. Wes is proud to be a Texan and he is proud to continue serving his life for Texans.

Bring a friend, and join us Thursday, August 11, in the Big Dam Room of the Myrtle Wilks Community Center. Doors at 6:00; begins at 6:30 p.m.

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