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General Land Office

Republican candidate:

Sen. Dawn Buckingham

Jay Kleberg of Austin is a conservationist whose family owns the sprawling King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. He formerly served as associate director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He has worked as a producer for the upcoming film “Deep in the Heart,” which will feature Texan actor Matthew McConaughey as the narrator. Kleberg is also co-founder of Explore Ranches, a company that specializes in ranch rentals across the state. He is also the producer of the documentary "The River and The Wall" in which he and others explored the 1,200 miles of the Rio Grande by horseback, bicycles and canoes. It premiered at the 2019 South by Southwest Film Festival. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and an MBA  from the University of Texas at Austin.