Meet Wes Virdell
Wes works for us, not Austin.
Born and raised in the heart of Texas, Wes Virdell is a veteran, small business owner, and currently serves as the Texas State Director for Gun Owners of America. He and his wife of 20 years, Sara, live in Brady, TX, and have three boys: Van, Madden, and Kingston.
Wes is a 9th-generation Texan and a 14th-generation American. His relative, Jonathan Lindley, was one of the Immortal 32 Gonzales Rangers that fought and died at the Battle of the Alamo.
For centuries, Wes’ family has shown a passion for freedom, old-fashioned hard work, and taking a stand against tyranny. His 8th great-grandfather fought in the American Revolution, and his grandfather, Wayne Virdell, served in World War 2. Wes’ other grandfather, Mel Whitley, was a leader in boat design and designed the SSV hull, the Batman boat, the James Bond Live and Let Die boats, and many other famous boats.
Wes followed his family’s tradition of service and joined the U.S. Air Force in 2001. He reported to Basic Training two months after September 11, 2001. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, he worked on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and served as a Military Training Leader. In 2008, Wes returned home to join the family diesel business and started his own trucking business as well.
Driven by his belief that if we lose the 2nd Amendment, we will lose all other rights shortly afterward, Wes started attending the Texas Capitol in 2011 to fight for our gun rights and has been active at the Capitol since then. Before being selected as the Texas State Director for Gun Owners of America, Wes served as the Texas Hill Country Coordinator.
Wes’ successful engagement fighting for our freedoms and his love for Texas values led to his political debut in a $3.4M congressional race where he placed third out of ten candidates while spending the least per vote. He was later selected as a 2020 and 2022 State Delegate for the Republican Party of Texas and a 2020 National Delegate for the Republican National Convention.
Wes Virdell is a workhorse and unapologetic conservative. He won’t stand by while Austin politicians do political favors to high-powered Capitol lobbyists and big city business interests.
It’s time we send a conservative to Austin. Let’s put Wes to work for us.
Gun Owners of America
Ector County Republican Party
Texans for True Conservatives
Mayor Javier Joven
Mayor, Odessa TX
Dr. Richard Bartlett
Medical Freedom Advocate
City Councilwoman, Odessa TX
Mark Lee Dickson
Founder, Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn
“We live in a time when our society has become unrecognizable, and many citizens have forgotten that our rights are inalienable. We cannot wait for someone else to rescue us from the growing apathy.
We must be the ones to step up and take back control of this great nation, or we will lose it forever and suffer the consequences.”
As the Gun Owners of America Texas State Director, a competitive shooter, and a hunter, I will never allow the government to take away the inalienable right to own a firearm and the right to defend yourself and your family. The 2nd Amendment is a restriction on the government. It is not a restriction on the citizen.
I will always fight for the life of the innocent. It is our moral duty to fight for those who can’t defend themselves. I will never be ashamed of standing up for the unborn.
In the 87th legislative session, Representatives voted to reduce voter fraud penalties from a felony to a misdemeanor, I will fight to increase penalties for voter fraud. If we can’t trust our elections to be accurate, we can’t trust our government at all.
Parents have a God-given, fundamental right to make decisions for the well-being and education of their own children. Too often, we hear cases of children exposed to inappropriate material or situations. Meanwhile, parents are being shut out of classrooms and school board meetings. Texas families deserve every opportunity to provide their children with the safest learning environment and one that makes the most sense for them.
Protect the Border
We cannot have a sovereign nation if we don’t have a secure border. We must stand up to Mexico and show we have the strength to defend our border. Until our neighbors to the south take us seriously, we will continue to be trampled on. For years, elected officials have remained dead silent on these issues and it is time that we have Representatives that will stand up and fight for the border.
End Property Taxes
Property Tax is one of the most egregious forms of taxation. Repeatedly paying a tax on our property means we are merely renting our house from the government. If we follow the principle of liberty, the government has no authority over our property.
No liberty-loving Texan would ever support such an abuse of power. Our government told citizens that their jobs were non-essential. They told business owners that they didn’t have the right to choose how and when they operate their businesses. They forced children and other citizens to wear useless masks against their will. Representatives have remained dead silent about the abuses of government and they didn’t stand up for us when we needed leaders to do so. Unlike some of our Representatives, I will take a public stand against tyranny. When you are blessed with the platform to stand up for your fellow man and you remain silent, you are as guilty as the tyrant himself.