Wes Virdell has devoted his life in service to others. As an Air Force veteran, small business owner, husband, and father, Wes strives to put others before himself every single day. As your District 11 US Congressman, Wes will work tirelessly to represent your Central and West Texas values. He will stand tall in Washington, DC, as a voice of reason who embodies what it truly means to be of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Wes was born and raised in the heart of Texas. He grew up working in his family’s diesel repair business in Brady, TX, where he learned what hard work looked like and what it meant to help others. He later answered the call to serve his country. Wes served in the US Air Force working on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and as a Military Training Leader. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Wes returned home to work as a diesel mechanic alongside his family while also becoming the owner of a small trucking company. In 2002, Wes married his beautiful wife, Sara, who is also native to Brady and is a talented photographer. Together they have three boys, Van - 14, Madden - 12, and Kingston - 8. They also had a daughter, Dylan, who watches over the family from heaven. After Wes and Sara lost Dylan at 22 weeks pregnant in 2009, a water well was built in Uganda in 2011 in her honor by the John 4:14 Foundation. The Virdell family are active members of their community and their church. Wes is proud to be a Texan and he is proud to continue serving his life for Texans.