For Texas House District 129
Our focus at Ascend -- and our commitment to our investors -- is to look long and hard to find the top talent running for local office; individuals who are great long-term bets even if they may face tough odds in their current race. That is the story of Alex Karjeker. His is not a district that most folks are talking about; indeed, it is a Republican seat that's not been seriously contested by a Democrat in a decade, but we believe Alex is up to the task. One of the more naturally talented candidates we've met, Alex has packed a lot into his 29 years, training as an economist and working in technology (at Uber) and finance (at Morgan Stanley) before quitting his job to run full time. A son of immigrants who grew up in the area and is a proud product of public schools, Alex impressed us with his knowledge of his district, passion for the issues, and commitment to stay engaged and run again, win or lose this fall. We're thrilled to support Alex Karjeker in what we are confident will be just his first step in a life of public service.