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Published On: Mon, May 16th, 2016

Trasa Robertson Cobern, daughter of Uncle Si of ‘Duck Dynasty’ fame role on City Council in Texas

Uncle Si’s daughter landed a new job as Trasa Robertson Cobern, daughter of Si Robertson on the popular A&E reality show Duck Dynasty, won her first political office: Place 4 on the Hurst City Council.

Cobern, a history teacher at Euless Trinity High School, led in the vote count, earning 73 percent of the vote, beating senior analyst Jeff Childers. She will replace longtime incumbent Anna Holzer, who did not seek re-election.

Vote sign photo/ Leslie Andrachuk via pixabay

Vote sign photo/ Leslie Andrachuk via pixabay

“I am just humbled by the amount of people who have helped me out during this whole process,” Cobern said after early votes were posted.

Cobern, 40, said she thinks that her focusing on issues important to the family drew people out to support her.

“I think I’ve proven that I can get along well and work with our current council,” she said.

The Hurst council election and other Tarrant County races were being settled during local voting, along with dozens of others statewide.

Her father is far from indifferent about her candidacy.

“His reaction was, ‘Why do you want to get involved in such an ugly business?’” she told the Star-Telegram.

Cobern, who is married with school-aged children, says she is not dissatisfied with the Hurst’s leadership but hopes to find ways to get more families and younger residents involved in the community.

“It needs to be easier for people with families to come to meetings and to be civically minded,” she told The Star-Telegram. “I have a busy life. I have a job and I do other volunteer work. I can help encourage others.”

 

 

 

 

 

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