Personal Profile

Full Name Kevin Ludlow
Age 39
Hometown Houston, TX
Occupation Software Architect
Education Bachelors Mathematics, University of Texas Austin
Religion Agnostic

Kevin Ludlow is a 16-year resident of the City of Austin. He holds a mathematics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a small business owner, a community leader and a published author.

Kevin's policy views are sensible, pragmatic, and progressive. He believes in a limited government where all people are treated equally under the law. He is passionate about education, drug reform, privacy and wants to end corporate welfare.

Kevin became politically active while attending college in Austin, Texas, frequently participating in activist movements against social injustices at the state and national levels. In 2002 and 2003 he was vocally opposed to invading Iraq and frequently marched against the inevitable war to come. After graduating from college and moving to New Zealand, Ludlow began writing political columns in newspapers and magazines while working at the University of Otago in Dunedin. With his passion for writing, he eventually published his first book, American Healthcare: A Moderate Approach. The book focuses on the healthcare crisis in the United States and urges the reader not to conflate health care with health insurance.

In 2008 and 2009 Ludlow was an official commissioner for the City of Austin. He sat on the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Plan Implementation Advisory Commission (better known as the "Mueller Commission") under the authority of Austin city council member Mike Martinez.

Throughout his adult life Ludlow has engaged in a variety of personal interests. A frequent adventurer, he has worked as a marine biologist in the Yucat√°n Peninsula of Mexico, has trained as a stunt pilot in Lockhart, Texas, and spent almost two years chasing a space shuttle launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He became such a frequent visitor to the Cape that he was eventually granted VIP access to watch the final voyage of Space Shuttle Endeavour on May 16th, 2011, an event cited as one of his most memorable experiences.

Ludlow is a guitarist, a pianist, and a drummer. In addition to being a musician, he is heavily involved in the Austin arts community. He serves on the board of directors for GenerousArt, an Austin non-profit that connects artists with other nonprofits and also the board of directors for the Rude Mechanicals, an Austin theater company.