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Interview with Ronnie McDonald

Ronnie McDonald

One of the more interesting candidates in a race that isn’t currently considered top tier is Ronnie McDonald, who is running in the redrawn CD27 against first term Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold. McDonald has been a trailblazer for much of his life, having been elected the first African-American yell leader at Texas A&M, and then in 1998 being elected at age 27 Bastrop County Judge, making him both one of the youngest people ever elected County Judge and one of only two African-American county judges. His announcement in March that he would step down as County Judge to run for either the State House or the US House caught people’s attention. I thought he chose the more challenging race in CD27, and that’s one of the many things we talked about in the interview:

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  1. […] that before, haven’t I? You can hear from Ronnie McDonald in the interview I did with him here, and from Rose Meza Harrison here. I didn’t get to interview Jerry Trevino, but he picked up […]