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Meet Joe

Washington presents endless problems to our way of life. Our National Debt is out of control. They want our guns. They think the First Amendment only pertains to them. Our southern border is an open door. D.C. forces our classrooms to introduce socialism to our children. Oil and gas policies hurt our way of life. Inflation is out of control and hurts our families.
Like you, I'm
FED UP with the federal government.
I have spent my life in East Texas. My family moved here in 1962 to work in the oil patch and it’s fed our family for four generations. Kilgore is home. I grew up with firearms, being in the woods, and playing on the water. As a kid, I mowed yards and worked at Brookshires to make money. After graduating from Baylor University and attending Columbia Seminary, I couldn't wait to return. East Texas is where I was raised and where I chose to live. It was the right place to raise my family, create and grow a family business. I am not a lawyer. I am not a politician. Like you, I'm a proud East Texan. I know what it's like to work hard to provide and all the struggles that go with it.
We need a fighter to represent us in Congress. We need someone that is like us. I've stood up for people's rights and what was right my entire life, but I also know my manners. I've been voted the Friendliest person in Kilgore by the Kilgore News-Herald. I have served on various boards such as the Gregg County Boys and Girls Club and the Tyler Homeless Coalition. I founded and directed "DiscipleWater" (an organization that operates in India and several countries in Africa providing Clean Water Treatment Plants and Christian Curriculum to schools) and "Lunch@thePark" (a homeless feeding ministry in Tyler). Mentoring has been important to me.  I helped create "MyBr1dge" (a mentoring program), I have even had a book entitled “Unleashing the King in the Kid” dedicated to me for being a  difference-maker. 
I am an outsider candidate who doesn’t have a membership to the Smith County political bubble. I am not someone who settles and I am not the one to be quiet. I don't quit. I aim to familiarize Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party with the stubborn persistence that comes out of having to push to succeed. You know exactly what I'm talking about if you grew up here. I am from East Texas and I am All About East Texas.
Help me take the values of East Texas to Washington D.C. and make it an unforgettable experience for the coastal elites.
Yours in the fight,
Joe McDaniel

Meet Joe
Joe On The Issues

Joe On The Issues




East Texas First

The first and only criteria that will matter to me as your representative is this: is it good for East Texas? That might mean that I buck the party leadership. It might mean that I make a few big money people angry who are accustomed to buying their influence. If it’s not right for East Texas, then it won’t get my vote or my support.


Pro Second Amendment

God gives us the right to protect and defend ourselves.  The 2nd Amendment protects us from a government that would try to take that away.  East Texans use guns to protect our families. This is very simple: no one anywhere in our federal government has any business telling East Texans how to manage our guns.


Keep Vaccinations Voluntary

America is a free country.  People belonging to a vaccine hesitancy group is nothing new. It's not anyone's business if someone is vaccinated or not. Your body is your body. No one should put anything in your body that you don’t want in your body. That shouldn’t be controversial at all.


100% Pro-Life

Killing an unborn as a tool for birth control will never be acceptable to me. Abortion is murder. Every pregnant woman calls her baby a baby and talks to her baby while in the womb. Let’s stop pretending it’s not a living human being.


Balance Budget & Reign In Wasteful Spending

We suffer inflation today in part because the government has over-maxed out its credit card. If we have to live within our means, so should the government. That’s just common sense.


Increase Cybersecurity

Without spying on us, the government should act to protect our freedoms on the Internet. I will always support free speech.


Protect Israel

Israel is our peaceful ally in the Middle East. They deserve our help and protection. 

“Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will ‘pass over’ it and will rescue it.””
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭31:5‬ ‭NIV


Grow Our Economy

As Biden destroys our economy, he hurts your family. This fight is personal and I won’t back down from getting the government off your back.


Stop Inflation

Unchecked government spending and a Federal Reserve printing hundreds of billions of dollars a month have caused inflation to get away from us. It's time to stop the madness!


Backs the Blue and Veterans

We need safer neighborhoods, which starts with support of the family and support of our good peace officers who protect our streets. I also wholeheartedly support our veterans. God bless the families of our first responders and military.


Stop Big Tech Censorship

Why do social media companies get to dictate what we can and cannot say online? Silicon Valley's power has gone unchecked for too long.


Finish the Wall

Too many have been allowed across our border without knowing who they are or what their intentions might be. Enforcing existing border law is right and Democrats are completely wrong. Finish the wall. Secure the border.


Empower Teachers & Take Back The Classroom

Per the 10th Amendment, education is the jurisdiction of Texas – not the federal government. I will fight to get D.C. out of Texas classrooms.


Stop Voter Fraud

One person, one vote. That’s common sense. Knowing that every vote comes from a valid voter is essential to our future.


Re-Build America's Energy Independence

Trump had it right and Biden has it wrong.  America must be energy independent. The federal government and the EPA should be constrained and allow Texas to do what Texas does best: drill and produce oil/gas to once again gain independence.

Stop Critical Race Theory


Again, the federal government has no business in Texas classrooms. Neither does a racist curriculum, which is what CRT is.


Fighting Discrimination

All people, regardless of race, deserve to have equal opportunity in this country. It's time our diverse district elected a uniter, not a divider. We are all fighting for a better America.


Defend Private Property

The government is constituted to protect your life, liberty, and property. That’s the proper order. It shouldn’t be that we have to fight that government to protect our life, liberty, or property.

Reduce Taxes


Permanently reducing taxes can only happen once we ween the government off it's all-you-can-eat cash buffet. Politicians, regardless of party, have shown they are willing to spend our county into oblivion. Not me!


Stop Pelosi and Take Back the House

The idea that California or New York have any say in how Texans manage their lives is absurd. We not only need to take back the House in DC, we need to shrink its footprint on our lives here in East Texas.


Term Limits

We are sick and tired of ineffective, lazy career politicians in D.C. No one should serve more than 12 years in office.