Former Bexar County Commissioner and longtime San Antonio businessman Mike Novak has officially kicked-off his campaign for Senate District 25, joining former city councilwoman Elisa Chan in challenging incumbent Donna Campbell.
Novak, 61, made his announcement Thursday at the Barn Door.
“We’ve had strong, conservative leadership in District 25, but what I have heard time and time again from business owners is that their interests have been forgotten,” Novak said in an emailed news release. “It’s more than keeping government small and out of hair – it’s looking for opportunities to help business, to create jobs and grow our economy.”
Novak was the first Republican commissioner in Bexar County Pct. 4, where he served from 1995-1998. He started his first business at age 28, according to the news release, has owned niche construction companies and now owns an air conditioning and energy business with his son in San Marcos. Novak was the chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in 2004.
Campbell, a darling of the Tea Party, gained notoriety during her freshman year in the Texas Senate by taking a conservative stance on reproductive rights, including raising a point of order that ended Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster of the abortion bill…Continued here: http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/2013/10/novak-announces-bid-for-senate/?cmpid=staffblogshcat