Each Friday on this blog I enjoy highlighting some of the cool things my friends do in their work and professional lives.
My friend Rico Reyes is running for State Representative in the 50th District in Texas. How cool is that!
Rico and I met when we were both in the 2008 Leadership Austin Essentials Class. He is one of those people whose authenticity comes across instantly and his smile puts everyone at ease.
He has always taken a strong interest in serving the community, and it does not surprise me to see him make a run for the State House. He is destine to make the people of Central Texas proud of their native son.
Rico Reyes is a former Marine and a graduate of both Harvard and the University of Texas School of Law. Regardless of your politics (he is a democrat), he is the type of person we all want in public service. He cares deeply about helping others, and wants to make a difference.
He comes from humble roots (his grandfather was a school janitor) and has worked hard to achieve all that is the American Dream.
Texas politics can be crazy, but I believe that Rico is going to make a big impact on the future. If you live in District 50 (or beyond), take a minute to look at his website and "like" his Facebook page. If you are so moved, make a donation to his campaign. Running for public office has become expensive, and quality candidates need our support.
I will update you on this blog when my friend Rico Reyes is elected to the State House of Representatives!!! Stay tuned.
Have A Great Day.