New Members to Watch

TX-03: Van Taylor (R) New Members to Watch
TX-03: Van Taylor (R)
November 6, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Van and his wife, Anne, married after his return from Iraq and are the proud parents of three young girls: Laura, Helen, and Susie. The Taylor’s reside in Plano near the land Van’s great-grandfather farmed during the Great Depression... Read More

TX-05: Lance Gooden (R) Texas
TX-05: Lance Gooden (R)
January 2, 2019
by Christina Paulos

State Representative Lance Gooden has proudly served the citizens of Henderson and Kaufman Counties in the Texas Legislature for three legislative sessions. During his time in office, Rep. Gooden has been widely... Read More

TX-06: Ron Wright (R) Texas
TX-06: Ron Wright (R)
January 2, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Ron Wright is a sixth generation resident of Tarrant County.  After graduating from Azle High School in 1971, he moved to Arlington to attend UTA.  He has been active in political affairs and community service work for... Read More

TX-07: Lizzie Fletcher (D) Texas
TX-07: Lizzie Fletcher (D)
November 2, 2018
by Christina Paulos

I am a proud Houstonian. I have lived in this district nearly all my life, and have made my home and built my career here. I was born in Hermann Hospital, the youngest of three sisters. After graduating from St. John’s School, I went to... Read More

TX-16: Veronica Escobar (D) Texas
TX-16: Veronica Escobar (D)
November 6, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Veronica Escobar is a third-generation El Pasoan who has dedicated herself to the betterment of the community. She is the Democratic Nominee for Congress in Texas’ 16th District after winning a majority of the vote in a crowded primary race with 61% of the vote. Read More

TX-21: Chip Roy (R) Texas
TX-21: Chip Roy (R)
January 2, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Chip Roy is a genuine conservative, a committed husband and father and a true patriot with extensive experience in both the private sector and public service. Most recently, Chip served as the Vice President of Strategy... Read More

TX-29: Sylvia Garcia (D) Texas
TX-29: Sylvia Garcia (D)
November 5, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Senator Sylvia R. Garcia is a native of Palito Blanco, a South Texas farming community. The eighth of ten children, Senator Garcia saw her parents struggle to raise her and her siblings. Senator Garcia's parents taught her... Read More

TX-32: Colin Allred (D) Texas
TX-32: Colin Allred (D)
September 8, 2018
by Christina Paulos
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Inspired by the many grassroots voices that have stepped forward to defend our common values since the 2016 election, Colin is running for Congress because he believes that, now more than ever, we need leaders who will stand up for everyone in our community. Read More

UT-04: Ben McAdams (D) Utah
UT-04: Ben McAdams (D)
September 8, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Ben McAdams is the twice-elected mayor of Salt Lake County and a seventh generation Utahn who was raised in a family of eight. That’s where he learned hard work, honesty, and duty to the community. Read More

VA-02: Elaine Luria (D) Virginia
VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)
November 6, 2018
by Christina Paulos

August 15, 1975: Elaine Luria born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Michelle and Herbert Luria. 1993-1997: Luria majored in Physics and History, with a minor in French, at the United States Naval Academy. May 23, 1997: Luria graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned as Ensign in US Navy. Read More

VA-05: Denver Riggleman (R) Virginia
VA-05: Denver Riggleman (R)
November 5, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Between 1992 and 1996, Denver served in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a C-141 Starlifter enlisted avionics technician at McGuire AFB, New Jersey.  Denver was awarded a scholarship to the University of Virginia in 1996. He graduated in 1998 and then subsequently served as a commissioned officer with the 366th Fighter Wing... Read More

VA-06: Ben Cline (R) New Members to Watch
VA-06: Ben Cline (R)
January 2, 2019
by Christina Paulos

Ben Cline’s values were shaped growing up in the Shenandoah Valley. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1990, and earned a law degree from the University of Richmond. Introduced by mutual friends, Ben and... Read More

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