Gina Ortiz Jones learned at an early age that it takes both hard work and opportunity, and often sacrifice, to create a better future. The road for Gina and her family has not always been an easy one. Her mother worked multiple jobs and long hours while raising Gina and her sister on her own.
After graduating from college, Gina entered the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer, where she deployed to Iraq and served under the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. In the 12-years following her active duty service, Gina has continued to build her career in national security, intelligence, and defense. With the current state of politics, Gina once again feels called to serve her country and community. Gina is running for Congress to bring her unmatched experience, unique perspective, and the core values instilled in her while growing up in San Antonio to a broken Washington. Gina will fight every day to ensure all Americans are given the opportunities and promise of a better future that our country gave to her and her family.
Candidate For Illinois's 12th District