Federal House Candidates

Note to the Voter: Remember that you are the HR person choosing who is best qualified to be a US House Representative. Check out the Candidate's educational background, their work history, and Community Service. If it is an Incumbent (in office now and trying to get reelected) check their voting record. Very important. Did they vote the way they promised they would on their platform? Did they vote with their party or against it? Did the author or coauthor any bills? Which candidate is best qualified over all and lines up with your beliefs? That is who you should vote for. Find out more about them on their media pages and on https://www.house.gov/representatives.

About the Office: 

Members in the House are called representatives. The population of each state determines how many representatives they will have but is entitled to at least one representative. There are currently 435 representatives, a number fixed by law since 1911. The new census data should change this through redistricting. Each representative serves for a two-year term. There are no term limits

"Clause 1 : The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
Clause 2 : No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Clause 3 : Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
Clause 4: When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
Clause 5: The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.”

The U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2

Non-Voting Members:

Besides the representative from each state, there are a small number of delegates and a resident commission.

  • Delegates are representatives from Washington D.C., as well as American Samoa, Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands. Delegates are able to perform many of the functions of a full representative, such as serve on committees. However, they are not able to vote during business such as the committee of the whole or on final passage of legislation. Delegates serve two-year terms.

  • The resident commissioner's functions are similar to the delegates, but the title is specifically for a representative from Puerto Rico. The resident commissioner serves a four-year term. The Philippines also had a resident commissioner before it became independent from the U.S. in 1946.

Qualifications:

Must be at least 25 years old,

a US citizen for at least seven years,

and a resident of the state he or she represents.

Leadership:

There are several important leadership positions in the House of Representatives. 

  • Speaker of the House: The speaker is the presiding officer elected by the members of the House. The speaker administers the Oath of Office to House members; chairs and nominates chairs to certain committees; and appoints select members of various committees and House staff.

  • Majority and Minority Leaders: The party with the most members elects the majority leader and the other party elects a minority leader. The majority leader customarily schedules legislative business on the House floor, while the minority leader serves as a spokesperson for the minority party. The two leaders are selected at their respective party conference or caucus.

  • Majority and Minority Whips: Each party also elects a whip who acts as a middleman for communication between party leaders and members of the caucus. The parties will also often create other similar positions to help with various communication duties.

Source:https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_House_of_Representatives; https://www.house.gov/the-house-explained

US House of Representatives Candidates by District 

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District 1 

Jrmar (JJ) Jefferson

Entertainer/Investor In 2016, I was a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the National Convention; it was a fantastic experienceI chose to run for Congress because most of our problems are not local but national. The solutions to end poverty, division, the infringement of liberties, and the denial of justice are created in the power of the pen that makes our laws in Washington. Our goal is to modernize education, housing, public safety and help change the circumstances within all of our lives.

Counties: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur

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District 2 

Robin Fulford Stay at home mom

Platform: "We don't need extremism, we need pragmatic solutions, and we need to put people, to put families, first…and if you know anything about moms, you know we're the ones you want leading the way."I’ve been leading Democrats and organizing our District for years.

Counties: Harris and Montgomery

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District 3 

Sandeep Srivastava 

Broker / Real Estate Consultant at RE/MAX DFW Associates, IT, Montfort Mission School/Lucknow Christian College, degree in Accounts/ Commerce/ Finance at Lucknow University in India.

2012-2014 VP Dallas Lions Club, 

2008-2013 Community Chair India Association of N. Texas

2007-2014 Past Board Chair of Trustee and President of Denton County India Cultural Association

2012-2014 Community Advisory Board Member Lewisville Medical Center

2008-2017 Board Member Kings Ridge HOA board & also Grand Park HOA

Platform: believes in the freedom and opportunities this great country offers and want to see Plano a great city and one of the best in Texas.

Counties: Collin and Hunt

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District 4 

Iro Omere 

Consultant, Prairie View A&M and studied law at John Marshall Law School. "Education is the master key to the doors of opportunity." I am a career educator. I starting my work at PVAMU as a Financial Aid Counselor and quickly worked my way up to Program Coordinator at the University of Houston. I helped create pathways to make attaining a college level education more accessible and affordable for families. ​In 2012, there was a teacher shortage in the Texas. I stepped away from my role in Higher Education to teach STEM in inner city schools in the largest school district in Texas. Using my experience in Higher Education, I was not only able to help students prepare for matriculation to college, but train STEM educators in delivering high impact instruction to 21st century learners. Representing Texas District 4 means fighting for high impact education for all learners especially children, providing better paying jobs and supporting local businesses to stimulate the North Texan economy. Expanding access to quality healthcare and making it affordable for working families. Taking advantage of clean energy to increase our energy production and bring more job opportunities.  

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Bowie, Collin, Delta, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Rains, Red River, Rockwall

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District 5 

Tartisha Hill

Community Health Worker, Former Council Woman District 7, Balch Springs. A proven Leader, Dedicated to Innovative Change.

Counties: Dallas, Henderson, Kaufman, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood  

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District 7

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (IN)

Attorney, Cofounded Planned Parenthood Young Leaders 2000, and board member of Writer in Schools and Open Dance Project

Platform: Civil Rights and Equality; Education; Energy and Environment; Flooding; Gun Violence Protection; Healthcare and Immigration; Jobs and Economy; National Security and Foreign Policy; Reproductive Rights and Healthcare; Social Security and Medicare; Transportation and Infrastructure; Voting Rights

Counties: Fort Bend and Harris

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District 8 

Laura Jones

Realtor served as the County Chair for the San Jacinto County Democrats and as the Field Director for Texas Senate District 3 under the Non-Urban Rural Caucus within the Texas Democratic Party.

Platform: Promoting District; Flood Mitigation; Education; Healthcare; Job, Taxes, and the Economy; Term limits for Congress at 5 terms

Counties:  Harris, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, and Walker

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District 9 

Al Green (IN) 

2005-Present: U.S. Representative from Texas' 9th Congressional District

1977-2004: Justice of the Peace, Harris County, Texas

1974: Graduated from Texas Southern University in Houston with a J.D.

1966-1971: Attended Florida A&M University

Platform: Impeachment of Trump-first to file for it, Civil Rights, Healthcare

Counties:  Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris

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District 10 

Linda Nuno 

I’m Linda Nuno, and I’m a candidate for the Congressional District TX-10 because it’s time for victims to have a voice and stand up to a broken corrupt system. It’s time for our Elected Officials to Walk the Walk. Like you I’m tired of pretty slogans and well-polished politicians that know exactly what to say in order to get your money and votes, but at the end of the day they don’t deliver; nor can they relate to your pain, reality and challenges. 

Platform:  America Rural Rescue Plan, Healthcare, Lost Children of ICE, National Security, Education, Equal Parental Rights, Transportation, Energy, CPS Corruption, Veteran Affairs, DACA, Infrastructure, Communications, No rape time limit, Mental Health, Immigration Reform, Economy, Technology, Implement Open Jail Concepts, Orphan Resources, My Body My Rules, PPP Loans Small Business All over Texas, Empowering Non Profits & Charities, One Male Shelter per County, Pay Traffic Ticket Academy, Housing & Homelessness, Sensible Comprehensive 2nd Amendment Rights, Combat Opioids Epidemic, Police Accountability, Stop Over Taxation Laws, 1st Amendment’s lack of observation by State Government, Functional Free Legal Service Clinics, Grandparent Visitation Rights, Upgrade Courts Anticorruption Measures,Legitimate Functional Integrity Units

Counties:   Austin, Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lee, Madison, Travis,

Waller, Washington, and Williamson 

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District 12 

Trey J. Hunt 

Homeless Outreach Specialist at My Health My Resources of Tarrant County, Bachelor's in Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master's in Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University, and I am pursuing a Master's in Sociology from the University of North Texas. Hold certificates in The Opioid Crisis in America from Harvard University and Animal Ethics from Kyoto University. Developed a program with a student organization to assist in Feeding The Homeless near campus. Launched the non-profit Another Hand to combat hunger here in Texas. Since founded, Another Hand has fed thousands in Weatherford, Waco, Granbury, and the DFW metroplex.

I am a Dean's List Recipient and member of the Honor Society Psi Chi

Founder and President at Another Hand, Non-Profit Organization

Former political field organizer at Texas Democratic Party

Former Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of North Texas

Former Q A Analyst at Alcon

Former Coach at Story Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Former Assistant manager & Clerk at QuikTrip

Former Desk Assistant at Texas Wesleyan University

Studies MS Sociology at University of North Texas

Studied B.S. Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University

Studied M.S. Criminal Justice at TCU – Texas Christian University

Studies Business and Finance at Tarrant County College

Platform: Criminal Justice Reform, Affordable & Accessible Healthcare, Increasing Public Transportation

Counties: Parker and Tarrant 

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District 13 

Kathleen Brown

Attorney, at age 19 Ms. Brown enrolled in a Respiratory Technician Program. That same year Kathleen was hired as a respiratory technician where she would go on to work in the emergency room, ICU’s, and cardiovascular surgery recovery rooms. Working 12 hour shifts, Ms. Brown slowly worked on her Bachelor’s Degree by taking as many remote classes as were permissible. Ms. Brown was a single mother, working full-time, and caring for her two-year-old little girl before her 20th birthday Kathleen Brown moved to Wichita Falls in August of 2002, the day after finishing the bar exam. She immediately joined the prestigious law firm of Banner, Briley, and White, working in many areas of law, including civil litigation, personal injury, malpractice, consumer law, deceptive trade practices, divorce, and wrongful death litigation. Ms. Brown now practices as a solo practitioner in her firm, focusing on civil litigation, business litigation, family law, and probate litigation.She has had her own practice for 8 years.

Platform: Invest in Education, Farmers and Ranchers, Jobs and Innovation, Environment, Mental Health

Counties: Archer, Armstrong, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Childress, Clay, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Denton, Dickens, Donley, Foard, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, King, Knox, Lipscomb, Montague, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Wise

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District 14

Mikal D Williams

Advocate for Special NeedsAttorney, Mediator, Co-Founder of Central Texas Allied Health Institute. U of H degree in Sociology. Mikal Jr, his son, is special needs. became advocate for his son lead Mikal to become a CPS investigator and later a family law attorney in Kemah, where he advocated for children and families just like his. Volunteers in the community  Clear Creek School District Special Education Parents Advisory Committee and the Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) organization. 2018, Mikal joined the founding team for a new, non-profit allied health professions career college in Central Texas whose mission is to create a world where vulnerable communities have access to a world class, quality education in the areas of allied health at an affordable price. General counsel and teaches course in Medical Law and Ethics. 

Counties: Galveston and Jefferson counties as well as areas of Brazoria and Chambers counties.

Platform: Healthcare, Gun Control, Marijuana Reform, Immigration

Counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston,  Jefferson, Orange 

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District 15 

Michelle Vallejo

Business owner, attended Columbia University in New York City where she studied political science and history. Co-owner Restaurant Los Portales. Michelle also co-founded the New Leaders Council STX Frontera chapter which helps progressive community leaders across sectors advance equity in South Texas. She also co-founded Hustle + Socialize, an annual women’s entrepreneurship conference providing resources and support for minority women in business in San Antonio and throughout South Texas. Most recently, in 2021, Michelle helped immigrant rights’ organizations as an oral historian transcribe interviews conducted of parents and children separated at the border due to the Trump administration’s cruel “zero tolerance” policy. These transcribed narratives were used to inform the Biden administration Task Force on reuniting separated families.

Counties: Brooks, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Karnes, Live Oak, and Wilson

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District 16

Veronica Escobar (IN) 

US House Rep since 2018. Former county judge for the El Paso County Court in Texas. Master's degree in English Literature from New York University and taught Chicano literature at the University of Texas at El Paso. 1st Hispanic Female (along with Sylvia Garcia) to represent Texas in the US House. 

Platform: Civil RightsDefense and National SecurityEconomy and Jobs, Education, 

Environment and EnergyGun Violence PreventionHealthcareImmigrationSenior Citizens,

and Veterans

Counties: El Paso

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District 17 

Mary Jo Woods HEB

I believe in a better future for all Texans, which is why I am for:

  • Protecting Democracy

  • Gender Equality

  • Voting Rights

  • Living Wages

  • Rural Texas

Counties: Angelina, Falls, Freestone, Houston, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Nacogdoches, Robertson, Travis, Trinity, Walker, and Williamson 

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District 18 

Sheila Jackson Lee (IN)

Congresswoman

1995-present: U.S. Representative from Texas' 18th Congressional District

1990-1994: Houston, TX, city council member

1987-1990: Municipal judge, Houston, TX

1977-1978: Staff Counsel, United States House Select Committee on Assassinations

1975: Graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in Charlottesville with a J.D.

1972: Graduated from Yale University with a B.A.

Platform: Criminal Justice Reform, Children, Education, Energy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Immigration, Homeland Security, Space and NASA, Veterans, Voting and Civil Rights

Counties: Harris

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District 20 

Joaquin Castro (IN)

Attorney/Professor Bachelor’s Stanford U, Law Harvard Law  School, finished high school a year early, graduate with honors from Stanford University in 1996, Harvard Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2000, 5 terms as State Rep for district 125, 4 terms as US Rep for District 20, 2013 Co-President for the House freshman Democrats and currently serves as Chair of the Texas Democratic Caucus. Created the Trailblazers College Tour, personally raising money to send underprivileged students on college visits, giving them exposure to some of the nation’s best institutions of higher education. Founded SA READS, San Antonio’s largest literacy campaign and book drive. Over 200,000 books have been distributed to more than 150 schools and shelters across the city. To honor and express gratitude to San Antonio grandparents and other family members raising relatives who aren’t their children, Joaquin created the annual Families Helping Families dinner and awards. He has also taught as a visiting professor of law at St. Mary’s University and as an adjunct professor at Trinity University. Joaquin is active on several boards of education-related, non-profit organizations, including the National College Advising Corps, and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ (NALEO) Taskforce on Education. 

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Platform: A pathway to citizenship is long overdue for Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers, and millions of essential workers,  We have the ability to prevent hunger in America — it’s a policy choice, Lower the cost of child care, Universal Pre-K, Free community college,

Strengthen public schools, Prevent child hunger, Secure good-paying jobs,

Build Back Better

Counties: Bexar

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District 21

Claudia Andreana Zapata Community Organizer BA in Philosophy with a focus on Political Philosophy and Government at the University of Texas at Austin, Legislative Intern with Texas House District 46, Legislative Intern for Annette Strauss Institute’s Vote Smart campaign, 4 years of service at Texas Health and Human Services Commission as a workforce and budget analyst. Former Treasurer of the Del Valle Community Coalition Non-Profit, Vocal member of the Austin Latino Coalition, Member of Our Revolution and active in the Our Revolution Texas chapter, Active in Sunrise Movement Austin, Texas chapter, Former spokesperson for the Restaurant Organizing Project Austin, Texas chapter, Active member of Hays Latinos United, Hays County Young Democrats, and the Hays County Democratic Party, Active member of Bexar County Young Democrats.

Counties: Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Comal, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Real, Travis

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District 22 

Jamie Jordan

Family Law Attorney at Jamie Jordan, PLLC South Texas College of Law. Community Political Organizer.

Counties:Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Matagorda, and Wharton 

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District 23

John Lira 

United States Marine Corps veteran served 11 years, bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Master’s degree in public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University. Corporation for National and Community Service, where he empowered community organizations to support veterans and military family transitions. At the U.S. Small Business Administration, he helped reverse the generational decline of veterans’ entrepreneurship. John also worked at the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, created by Senators John McCain and Jack Reed to develop policies aimed at reviving an ethos of service in America. 

Platform: Resilient Economy the supports business startups, Better Paying Jobs, Healthcare, and Education. 

Counties: Bexar, Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Hudspeth, 

Jeff Davis, Kinney, La Salle, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward , Winkler, Zavala 

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District 24

Jan McDowell 

As a CPA, I have the understanding to study and analyze the financial issues that are so important to the responsible conduct of our government. As a person committed to doing my part, I volunteer with Metrocrest Services, Justice For Our Neighbors, the Denton County Medical Reserve Corps (they have many needs that aren’t medical), the American Association of University Women, and my Unitarian Universalist church.

Platform: Taxes, Environment, Social Security, Immigration, Healthcare, Abortion, Women's Rights, Equality for All, Gun Sense

Counties: Tarrant and Dallas 

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District 27 

Maclovio Perez Jr

Broadcaster For over 40 years, Maclovio Perez worked in the news media, with roles ranging from news reporter and anchorman to meteorologist. He reported in media markets from Austin, San antonio, Los Angeles and Corpus Christi. Our campaign will focus on “kitchen table” issues that impact working families across the district, from creating good paying jobs that can support a family and health care that covers everyone. I will never abandon the working class of TX-27 for the rich and powerful, like Cloud did, and I will make sure thewealthiest and powerful will pay their fair share to make sure this country movesforward and benefits all of us.

Counties:  Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Caldwell, Calhoun, De Witt, Goliad,  Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca,

Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria 

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District 28

Henry Cuellar (IN)

Attorney, Texas House of Rep. 187-2001 and as the Texas Secretary of State 2001-5 advanced degrees: Certified, Budget and Finance, Georgetown University; PhD, Government, University of Texas at Austin, 1998;MBA, International Trade, Texas A&M University, 1982; JD, University of Texas at Austin, 1981; BS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1978; AA, Political Science, Laredo Community College, 1976

  • 2005-present: U.S. Representative from Texas' 28th Congressional District

  • 2001: Texas Secretary of State

  • 1987-2001: Texas House of Representatives

  • 1998: Graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, with a Ph.D.

  • 1982: Graduated from Texas A&M International University with an M.A.

  • 1981: Graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, with a J.D.

  • 1978: Graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.

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Platform: Protecting Public Safety, Supporting Veterans, Inspiring Future Leaders, Energy and the Environment

Counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Duval, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, McMullen, Starr, Webb, and Zapata 

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District 29

Sylvia Garcia (IN) 

Attorney, Texas State Senator 2013-2018, Director and presiding Judge for the Houston Municipal System and as Houston City Controller, Harris County Commissioner’s Court. Sylvia Garcia was born in Palito Blanco, Texas. She earned a bachelor's degree in social work and political science from Texas Woman's University and a J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. Garcia’s career experience includes working as a social worker and a legal aid lawyer. She served as director and presiding judge of the Houston Municipal System. Garcia was elected city controller in Houston and the Harris County Commissioner's Court. She served in the Texas State Senate, representing District 6, from 2013 to 2018. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on March 2, 2013.

Official Website: https://sylviagarcia.house.gov

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Platform:Advocate for Women, Supporter of Equality, Fighter for Transparency and Accountability, Immigration Policy with a Heart, An Equal Opportunity Economy, 

Expanding Access to Affordable Healthcare

Counties: Harris 

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District 30

Jasmine Crockett Currently Texas State Representative District 100

Rep.Jasmine Crockett earned her BA in Business Administration from Rhodes College, and her JD from University of Houston. She is licensed to practice law in Texas, Arkansas, and Federal Courts. Crockett is the past Bowie County Democratic Party Chair, holds various leadership positions within the legal community, former board member of the Dallas County Metrocare Services, and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Jasmine won her race with a trailblazing voter contact operation that was about listening and learning from the community and earning the trust and support of voters. Jasmine won with overwhelming grassroots and community support from her neighbors and constituents who agreed it was time for a new generation of leadership to disrupt politics as usual and get to work for the people.

Counties: Dallas and Tarrant

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District 32 

Colin Allred (IN) Before being elected to Congress, Allred played football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Tennessee Titans. After leaving the NFL, Allred earned a law degree and began practicing law. He then worked in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration. bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a J.D. from the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Allred’s career experience includes working as an undrafted free agent for the Tennessee Titans in the National Football League and an attorney at Perkins Coie law firm. He served as special assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of General Counsel

Counties: Collin, Dallas, and Denton

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District 33

Mark Veasey (IN) 

Texas Wesleyan University in 1995.Community activist and has worked as a health care consultant, Legislative Aide to Democratic Congressman Martin Frost, Realtor, sports writer for Source Media's IT Network and for the Star-Telegram. Veasey is a member of the Fort Worth Ambassadors, Tarrant County Black Genealogical Society Advisory Committee and Volunteer Center of Tarrant County, Veasey founded the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus and serves as a co-chair of the caucus. Veasey also started the Blue Collar Caucus with Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.). In addition, Veasey is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the New Democrat Coalition.

2013-present: U.S. Representative from Texas' 33rd Congressional District

2004-2012: Texas House of Representatives

1998-2004: Staffer, Rep. Martin Frost, D-Texas

1995: Graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a B.S.

Counties: Dallas and Tarrant

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District 34 

Vicente Gonzalez Jr. (IN)

Veteran, Attorney; He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Aviation in 1992 and later earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law) in 1996. While attending law school, Congressman Gonzalez worked as an intern in the office of former Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz. In 1997, Congressman Gonzalez opened his law practice, V. Gonzalez & Associates. As a small business owner, Congressman Gonzalez understands the challenges facing American businesses. He serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. In Congress, he is working across party lines and with local, state, and federal government to expand economic opportunity for all. He serves on the Subcommittees on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets and Housing, Community Development and Insurance. In his second term, Congressman Gonzalez was appointed to the House Foreign Affairs Committee to promote stability, safety, success, and security around the world. He serves on the Subcommittees on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy; and Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber. In the 117th Congress, Gonzalez was re-appointed to the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Financial Services and personally selected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, where he focuses on the connection between economic growth and infrastructure connectivity.

Counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy 

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District 35

Greg Cesar

Austin City Council Member Greg is an Austin City Council Member and movement organizer who has supported working families from San Antonio to Hays County to East Austin. The proud son of Mexican immigrants, Greg has passed policies to protect families from being separated, raised wages for thousands of workers, and has successfully fought to expand civil rights protections. As a Council Member, Greg authored the paid-sick-days laws that passed in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, implementing what the Austin-American Statesman called the “most progressive labor policy for the entire state and possibly the American South.” He also raised wages for the City’s lowest-paid employees from $7.25/hour to $15/hour with health care benefits.When the State Legislature threatened to close the Planned Parenthood in East Austin, Greg worked with the city-supported clinic to keep it open. He also cleared the decades-long backlog of sexual assault evidence kits and expanded shelter for survivors of family violence. Greg continues to fight and deliver for affordable housing. He led the largest affordable housing elections in Texas history, and personally organized with tenants to block evictions and help mobile home communities purchase their own property. He has made sure that families who are being pushed out by rising prices can stay in their neighborhoods.Greg kept immigrant families from being separated by leading the statewide campaign against Texas Senate Bill 4—the infamous “Show Me Your Papers” law. He authored “Freedom City” policies that have reduced discriminatory arrests across Texas, and he worked to get those policies passed in San Antonio, Austin, and Hays County. Casar successfully ended all arrests and fines for low-level marijuana possession in Austin. Casar has fought for fairness by closing inexcusable tax loopholes for the wealthiest, and he has made sure that everyday Texans have a voice in government.

Counties: Bexar, Comal, Hays, and Travis 

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District 36 

Jon Haire

Retired Scientist, My name is Jonathan “Jon” Haire. I am a retired Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist running for the Texas 36th Congressional District (CD-36).  I believe in doing things for “the common good,” i.e., creating conditions to everyone’s advantage. We should resolve personal and public issues with compassion. We need to live as brothers and sisters, not as self-centered competitors who only win when others lose. To restore our country’s greatness, we must again become an inclusive society where every child born in our country has an opportunity to participate in its greatness. I believe in science and in trusting consensus expert opinion. We should value our allies (e.g., North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]) because we can accomplish more together than we can individually. The United States should take the ethical and moral high ground on issues to once again be the hope of the world.

  • PhD, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh N.C.

  • Instructor, Physics, San Diego Community College, San Diego, CA

  • Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Tech (i.e., The Georgia Institute of Technology), Atlanta, GA.

  • Distinguished Nuclear Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for more than 33 years.

  • A consultant on risk assessments for DuPont deNemours, Inc., and United Technologies Corporation.

  • Obtained a patent on an ammonia (NH3) cracker designed for hydrogen production – a proponent of the hydrogen energy economy.

  • Published more than 200 scientific open literature publications.

  • Conducted, participated, and led research and development (R&D) collaborations between the U.S and United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, and Russia.

  • Co-founder of company, NoCO2, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company (currently not functioning).  Note, carbon dioxide (CO2) is earth’s primary greenhouse gas.

  • Marched for civil rights in Raleigh, NC in the 1960s while a university student.

  • Marched for “Black Lives Matter,” Houston, TX 2020.

Counties: Chambers, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Tyler

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District 37

Lloyd Doggett (IN)

Attorney 

Co-founder and co-chair of the House Prescription Drug Taskforce.

1995-Present: U.S. Representative from Texas' 35th Congressional District

1984: Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate

1989-1994: Texas Supreme Court Justice[3]

1989-1994: Adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin

1973-1985: Texas State Senate

1970: Graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin with a J.D.

1967: Graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, with a B.A.

Counties: Parts of: Guadalupe, Travis, Hayes, Caldwell, Comal, Bexar

Counties: Travis and Williamson 

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Runoff Primary Candidate District 38

Duncan F. Klussman

Education 

I am the only candidate in the race with experience as a classroom teacher, school principal, and superintendent of schools. The 38th Congressional District is where I lived and worked for decades. I know the joys to be celebrated and the challenges that need our most urgent attention. Marissa and I raised our family here. It’s the place where I honed my skills as a leader, a problem-solver, and public servant – skills that are sorely needed in Washington, DC. Getting the supply chain moving, tackling inflation, and promoting jobs should be Congress’ number one priority. We also need to continue to expand access to healthcare by expanding Medicaid to over 1.2 million Texas who qualify and we must bring down drug costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices and by placing an out-of-pocket cap for prescription drugs for anyone on Medicare. And finally, flood mitigation will always be a top priority of mine. The Addicks and Barker Reservoirs are located in the 38th Congressional District. I will work to make sure the improvements projects on these two important pieces of infrastructure move forward. I am passionate about creating a thriving economy, education, and healthcare.

Counties: Harris

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