San Antonio, TX – Today, Jay Hulings’ campaign released their first Spanish and English language radio ads, the first major paid communications in the race for Texas’ 23rd district. The two ads, La Familia and on the shoulders of others, will be aired across multiple radio markets starting today. Both ads feature Jay and his mom, who through their own story and the story of Jay’s grandfather, remind us that the values and work ethic of border families challenges all of us to stand up for each other.

Jay’s grandfather, Robert Mendoza Garcia, was an Army veteran and fighter pilot who was in the first generation of his family to learn English and go to English language schools, eventually using the GI bill to go to college and work his way into the middle class.

“My Grandfather, Robert Mendoza Garcia, taught me a lot of what I know about fighting for the American dream. Through the GI Bill, he got an education and a good, middle class job. But my story isn’t a unique one in our community — it’s something families living on and near the border know and live. I’m running for Congress because we can’t let Donald Trump roll back the opportunities we’ve worked so hard to protect for our generation and the next one,” said Jay Hulings, candidate for Congress.


Jay Hulings is a Democrat running to represent Texas’ 23rd congressional district. He has spent the greater part of the last decade as a federal prosecutor in San Antonio and on the US-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas, where he specialized in public corruption, national security and organized crime prosecutions. Jay lives in San Antonio with his wife Elysia and young son John.