On Wednesday, August 29th, a debate will be held between the two candidates from Congressional District 21, Republican Chip Roy and Democrat Joseph Kopser. The debate will take place in Pearl Studio, which is located in the heart of San Antonio’s Pearl Market.
The debate will be moderated by San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Chairman, Shaun Kennedy. CD-21’s seat has been long held by Congressman Lamar Smith, who announced his retirement in November of 2017.
Chip Roy, who is described on his website as “genuine, committed, [and] conservative”, was a senior adviser to Senator Ted Cruz before deciding to run for Congress. He has since been endorsed by Cruz, as well as Senator Mike Lee, former Governor Rick Perry, and a host of grassroots political organizations, such as Club for Growth and Texas Right to Life.
Joseph Kopser has work experience in both the private sector and the US Army, and is running on a platform that includes gun control, raising the corporate income tax rate, and funding abortion provider Planned Parenthood. On his website he describes himself as a “progressive Democrat” who will “stand up to Donald Trump”.The debate will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, and tickets can be purchased here.