Members Running For Office

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.

Damon Vinci for Frisco City Council Place 1

I’m a father of two and husband of 11+ years.  I’ve spent over 20 years of my career in Information Technology and currently work for Capital One as an Information Security Network Analyst.  Prior to being in Information Security I was in the operational side of technology for this and other companies, which required managing expectations and needs from customers, reacting to problems, being proactive about preventing problems and working within budgets and the constraints of management and technology.  My wife and I run a 501(c)3 non-profit that assists at-risk youth in the Frisco and DFW areas.  I am a regular attender and serve at Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco.  I also am an active member of the PTA and participate in Girl Scout activities with my daughters as well.  This is my first run for public office.

Jessica Camacho for Mansfield ISD School Board Trustee Place 6

I am running for MISD School Board Trustee because I am passionate about education and the importance of public service. Some of the values important to me include strong support for our public schools, innovative policies and programs, and fiscal responsibility. Strong support for our public schools includes ensuring every child is given equitable access to an excellent education and supporting our teachers by providing the resources and tools they want and need. Innovative policies and programs are vital to preparing our students for the future. It is important to look beyond the core subjects to make sure we are providing students with the skills and growth they will need to be successful. Finally fiscal responsibility entails investing in our students first and operating with transparency, accountability, and integrity to ensure the public trust.

I have a B.A. in Business and a Master’s in Public Administration. For the last seven years I have been a stay at home parent, but before children my applicable work experience included managing marketing and special events for a city museum and working with at-risk youth at the Boys and Girls Clubs. I was also an Americorps member, logging over 900 hours of volunteer service.

– Jessica Camacho

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Emery Betts for Mansfield City Council Place 7 (at large)

My political experience comes from advocating for private rights and for the environment. I have served with AmeriCorps and organized communities through Texas Campaign for the Environment. I intend to take this attitude of service with me to public office, and truly represent the people of Mansfield. I will put residents ahead of contracts with gas companies and protect our property values and health by encouraging common sense gas well provisions. I will help Mansfield’s economy to grow responsibly, and be inclusive while respecting the will of residents. Nearly every city in North Texas has some form of districting or term limits for their city government, and I will fight to bring these rights to Mansfield.