Lt. Col. August Pfluger, of San Angelo, has filed to run for the Texas-District 11 Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Mike Conaway. Conaway is retiring at the end of his term in 2020.

Pfluger, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and an F-22 fighter pilot with multiple deployments targeting ISIS, most recently served President Donald Trump as a national security advisor.

The father of three girls describes himself as a Christian conservative. And yes, the city Pflugerville near Austin is derived from his family name.

We will have more from an interview with Pfluger later this week. In the meantime, here is a video and a chance to see and hear from him.