On this week’s episode of The Texan’s podcast, Senior Editor Drew White sat down with State Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) to discuss his life in the Texas Hill Country, his perspective on the ongoing border crisis, and the role the Freedom Caucus has played this legislative session.
Biedermann also addressed the 2020 elections, and whether the results of the 2018 cycle has caused the House to be less aggressive in the 86th Legislative Session.
“We lost seats,” Biedermann acknowledged. “So do you play it safe and just try to hold on… or do you continue to really push the ball forward and maybe lose some of those seats and lose redistricting? I believe you always push the ball forward.”
Referencing the attitude legislators seem to have adopted this session, Biedermann said, “There’s been a feeling of ‘let’s not take too many risks, let’s just get through this.’ But it seems like that’s what happens every session.”
Biedermann is serving his second term and represents House District 73, comprised of Gillespie, Kendall, and Comal Counties, in the Texas House.
Watch the interview in full below.
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Ben Billups is the Marketing Manager for The Texan. After earning his degree in Economics from Thomas Edison State University, he served as a policy analyst for Texas’ 85th Legislature and later operated an outlet for veteran investigative journalists. Ben is a native Texan, an award-winning filmmaker, and actively competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.