This is a video I did for my friend Jeff Barton who ran and lost for Hays County Judge here in Texas. It’s one of those things that seems like a great idea until you’re up at 3 in morning for days on end trying to get it done. I kid.
It’s very inside baseball. So here’s some backstory bullet points for those of you not fortunate enough to follow the internecine affairs of Hays Country politics
Jeff comes from a politically progressive family.
His dad is a former State Representative.
His mom is a Jungian psychologist.
His son just got back from a semester abroad in Argentina.
His daughter pole vaults.
During the campaign a smear was floated by the opposition that Jeff was estranged from his sister.
Jeff does not have a sister.
Jeff was fired as editor of the Baylor Lariat in 1980 when Playboy came to shoot nude photos of coeds.
Jeff isn’t a furry. But then again, how well do we really know our friends.
Jeff ran for Country Commissioner against the reincarnation of Edith Hamilton. Really.
Jeff was defeated this November along with every opposed Democrat (new or incumbent) in Hays County due to Republican straight party voting.
Jeff’s campaign slogan was: Building Bridges.
Jeff’s a great guy with a great family and I’m honored to be his friend.
And yes, I owe Jeff money.