Gina Ortiz Jones
Gina Ortiz Jones, Candidate for US Representative for Texas District 23. A former Air Force intelligence officer, if elected Ortiz Jones would be the first Iraq War veteran to represent Texas in Congress, the first woman to represent her Congressional district, and the first openly gay woman of color from Texas to be elected to Congress.
"My mother came to the United States 40 years ago, because of her belief in the unique promise of America. As a single-mother, she worked two jobs at times to ensure that my sister and I could achieve the opportunities that only this country could provide. I grew up knowing hard work, not circumstances to which we were born, should determine our trajectory. This promise is currently under threat, but I still believe we can be a country whose actions match our highest ideals.”
GOJ, Teen Vogue