Duke Machado was born and raised in San Marcos, Texas. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served for 6 years working on the Top Secret, Short-Range Attack Missile, as part of the Strategic Air Command.
After his service in the Air Force, Duke entered the Auto Industry and has been in the car business for 25 years. He is an Entrepreneur, and also owns Texas Sunshine Pools, an in-ground pool building company.
Machado began his political activism after Obama was elected. He took the initiative to form and launch a Hispanic Republican Club in McLennan County and helped launch 6 more Hispanic Republican Clubs in other Texas counties, and in 2010, became an Official Auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas.
He has written countless blogs and has published opinions in many local and national newspapers. He also hosts The Duke Machado Show, a podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and has become a strong voice in Texas politics. Duke has been a Delegate to the Texas State Convention 3 times.
Today, Duke serves as the National Director for the LEXIT Strike Force, a conservative Latino-Powered team of volunteer activists.