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Elected leaders are meant to represent the public interest. Many politicians are sponsored by special interest groups, or act on personal interest, rather than public interest. We can only expect good governance when we elect people who have demonstrated sustained commitment to public interest.

I’m not an establishment politician or panderer. I work effectively with and for people, simply by hearing their concerns, complaints, and wishes.  As a lawyer, a mother of four, a business-owner, a legislative advocate for human and civil rights, and a middle-class American, I’ve remained in touch with everyday family struggles and the organized community efforts towards improvement.  Wanting to work for the public is a drive, not a decision; the reward is not a paycheck, it’s a pay-forward.

Qualifications

20-year Lawyer,  Human Rights Congressional Legislative Advocate in Washington, D.C.; NAACP Lawyer; Deputy Chief of Policy & Legislative Affairs; Business Owner; Mother of four young adults.

As a civil litigation Lawyer, I have  represented 100’s of client in courtrooms and negotiations to protect their rights. I am a volunteer lawyer and mentor in Houston. In my work as a Congressional Advocate, I worked to pass laws such as IVAWA (International Violence Against Women Act), children’s access to early childhood education, and women’s right to maternal healthcare.  As Deputy Chief, over 7,000 bills were introduced during the 86th Legislature. I followed 100’s of impactful bills, ranging from flood recovery fund bills to education bills and worked to support favorable legislation. I plan to use this broad base professional experience to get results for the residents of Texas 148.

Community

League of Women Voters; Harris County Voter Deputy Registrar; Harris County Texas Democratic Women, former Legislative Chair; Certified Anti-human trafficking General Counsel; ProBono Immigration workshops; Houston Bar Association Young Lawyer Mentor; Hispanic Bar Assoc.; Houston Volunteer Lawyers Assoc.; Texas Trial Lawyers.

Listen to my recent OffTheKuff interview here: http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=92352