“My name is Jonathan Hildner, I am a proud native Texan, and I am just as passionate about protecting our individual rights and liberties as I am about fighting for the betterment of our community. As a son of Killeen, growing up here provided me with many invaluable memories and experiences that only those that call our community home can understand: I know what it means to live, work, play, and struggle in Central Texas.
My mom died only a few years after giving birth to me, and my father was a Brigadier General that served honorably in the United States Army until his death in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2012. My childhood wasn’t easy, but I took the lessons I learned from my father with me and did what I needed to succeed. I played football for the Killeen High School Kangaroos, and then received a scholarship to attend Limestone College in South Carolina, where I played safety for the Limestone Saints before receiving my Bachelors of Arts in 2018.