Below you can find info about Pantsuit Republic members who are running for office. Please note that this is presented purely for informational purposes. Pantsuit Republic will not be formally endorsing candidates at this time.
Vanessa Adia for United States Congress, Texas District 12
My name is Vanessa Adia and I am running for United States Congress, Texas District 12.
I am a native Texan and came to Tarrant County in 1998 to attend TCU. Helping others has always been my passion and I have given back to this community by serving as a youth minister, managing charitable giving at a local business, serving as a member of the Benbrook Parks and Recreation Board and Planning and Zoning Committee, and most recently as a teacher at Benbrook Middle-High School. I love teaching and have been recognized as the Teaching Chair of Excellence in Secondary Science. I have recently realized that being an educator isn’t enough to improve the lives of our children anymore. Our country has become increasingly hostile to anyone who doesn’t fit the dominant culture’s mold and every day Americans have numerous obstacles that keep them from pursuing their personal liberty and happiness.
I am running to repeal and replace Kay Granger because I believe that it is time for the people of North Texas to have a representative who will listen to the people over corporations. I will fight for our public schools, a single-payer healthcare system, a stronger economy with a living wage for all workers, and comprehensive and compassionate immigration reform.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaAdiaforCongress
Christine Eady Mann for United States Congress, Texas District 31
My name is Dr. Christine Eady Mann and I am running for United States Congress, Texas District 31.
I’ve been a family physician in Cedar Park for more than 18 years. When my partner and I opened our practice in 1999, I was the mother of a newborn, a 2-year old, and a 13-year-old. I understand the challenges of being a working mother! After my partner left, I became the sole owner. In 2010, I merged with Northwest Diagnostic Clinic in Cedar Park.
My husband, Travis, and I live in Leander with our dog, cats, chickens, and ducks. He teaches Business and Technical Communications at ACC, and he helps teenagers at Gardner Betts Juvenile Detention Center. My daughter Taryn lives with her husband Jeff in Pflugerville, son Taylor is pursuing a degree in Computer Science at UT, and son Ty will graduate from Leander High in June.
I have considered running for elective office for several years, but the time was never quite right.
After the 2016 election, I found myself saying “someone needs to do something.” I am someone. And I can do something.
My medical training gives me an expertise in healthcare policy. My background in science provides me the skills needed to address a variety of issues, including the environment, drug policy, veterans needs, and women’s rights. Additionally, I am committed to supporting marginalized communities and to ensuring equality for all Americans.
In the US, women represent 51% of the population, but hold fewer than 20% of elected offices. It will take 100 years before women hold an equal number of positions as men. If we want women to have a voice in policy making and legislation, we must elect them into office at all levels of government. We have that opportunity here in TX-31.
Laura Moser for United States Congress, Texas District 7
My name is Laura Moser and I am running for U.S. Congress for District 7.
I am a leader and organizer, which is how I’ll win against John Culberson.
Following the 2016 election, I founded Daily Action, a text-messaging service that allows people to engage directly in the political process. Daily Action has tapped into demand from 300,000 people to take direct political action daily all over the country. Daily Action has notched real victories, like pressuring the House GOP to walk back their plans to gut the Congressional Ethics Office. Daily Action members also placed a record number of calls to senators regarding Trump’s terrible choice for Secretary of Labor, who eventually withdrew his name from consideration. Daily Action callers have led the fight against the repeal of Obamacare: The service connected more than a quarter of a million calls to protect the Affordable Care Act.
Born and raised in the district, I have spent the last 15 years working as an editor, author, and national journalist with bylines in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, Vogue, the Jewish Daily Forward, and many other publications. I am also the co-author of four young-adult novels and of many nonfiction books, several of them New York Times bestsellers. After eight years in Washington, I now live in West University Place with my husband, Arun. Arun and I have two young children, Leo and Claudia, and three rescue cats. I am proud to have over 4500 unique online donors fueling my grassroots campaign.
Kim Olson for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture
My name is Kim Olson and I am running for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture.
Today, June 12, is Texas Women Veterans’ Day, I am putting my name on the line for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture.
As a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a farmer, pilot, and champion of education, my Community Supported Agriculture at the 4K River Ranch, in Mineral Wells, TX, is influencing the future of sustainable food production by providing naturally grown food, raising bees, and practicing Eco-Agriculture. I grow produce for Texas families, provide training on growing healthy food, and lecture on small scale farming.
I spent 25 years in uniform, initially as part of the first generation of female military pilots, eventually accumulating nearly 4,000 hours of flying time, then becoming one of the first women to command an operational flying squadron. I eventually rose to the rank of Colonel, served in the Pentagon, and deployed to combat zones, including Iraq.
After my retirement from the military in 2005, I entered the field of public education serving as Director of Human Resources for Dallas ISD. I was also elected to the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees, which was later recognized as the “Texas Outstanding Board of the Year.”
I am also the retired CEO/President of Grace After Fire, a Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to helping women veterans help themselves, reshaping how care is delivered to thousands of women veterans.
My service to the community was recognized in 2014, when I was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.