Republican and Navy veteran, Burt Thakur, announces Texas congressional run


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Burt Thakur, former naval officer and Republican from Texas, has announced his run for Congress to represent the state’s 26th congressional district. The district covers a large portion of Denton County, including the southwestern part of Denton, Lewisville, Corinth, Highland Village, and Little Elm. It also includes all of Cooke County and portions of Wise and Tarrant counties.

“Now more than ever, Americans need real solutions, not virtue signaling. Or Political posturing. Let’s raise our standards. Let’s raise minimum skill. Let’s start debating efficacy of solutions instead of morality of issues,” write Thakur on his website.

Burt Thakur was born in New Delhi and raised by his maternal grandparents. He spent his childhood in India, where his grandfather was responsible for the care of the national forests, tigers, and land management. He moved to New York in the late 1980s and later attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Burt served as a nuclear reactor operator on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. He was honorably discharged in 2006, after serving for 6 years.

After the service, Burt moved to California and worked for MMR Power Solutions. He built, operated, and managed Co-gen power plants. He subsequently worked in critical power and is currently an engineering project manager facilitating construction processes for large data centers. Burt and his wife now reside in Frisco, Texas.

According to Thakur, it’s time to place America first. He proposes to strengthen National defense, ensure the children receive the best education, invest in American growth instead of American debt, and get out of needless foreign wars and conflicts, secure our borders, reform federal immigration laws and enforce them, invest in new technologies to utilize local natural resources, and address water shortages, Increase federal services and resources for veterans and military families and advocate a strong foreign policy which includes strengthening the ties between the USA, Israel and India to stop the influence of the CCP.

1 Reply to “Republican and Navy veteran, Burt Thakur, announces Texas congressional run”

  1. Miguel says:

    Burt Thakur was a petty officer, not a commissioned Naval Officer

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