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Get to know your candidate

Penny is a self-made working Mom raised in Houston who we can trust to have the strength and courage to stand up for all our families in all our neighborhoods.

“We can only expect good governance when we elect people who have demonstrated sustained commitment to public interest.

My years of advocacy work with legislators to pass humanitarian laws has been to improve the quality of life for all people.

Upcoming legislative sessions will face post-COVID-19 challenges, competing interests and increased needs, I will stand for a full and strong recovery for every person.”

Qualifications

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

“As a civil litigation Lawyer, I have  represented 100’s of client in courtrooms and negotiations to protect their rights. I am a Houston Young Lawyer Mentor and member of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers – providing free legal services to those in need. In my work as a Congressional Advocate, I worked to pass laws including IVAWA (International Violence Against Women Act), access to early childhood education, and the right to maternal healthcare.  As Legislative Deputy Chief, I followed 100’s of impactful proposed bills, ranging from flood recovery fund bills to education bills, and worked to support favorable outcomes. I will work equally hard to get strong legislative results for the residents and businesses of District 148.”

Community & Memberships

League of Women Voters. Harris County Voter Deputy Registrar. Harris County Texas Democratic Women, former Legislative Chair. ProBono Legal Clinic Attorney. Houston Bar Association, Young Lawyer Mentor. Hispanic Bar Association. Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association. Texas Trial Lawyers.

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