A trailblazing Iraq War Veteran with a long record of public service
Gina Ortiz Jones is a first-generation Filipina-American and an Iraq War veteran who was raised by a single mother. After graduating college on an ROTC scholarship, Jones was commissioned as an intelligence officer and served in Iraq under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. After her deployment, she moved home to care for her mother who was fighting cancer. Since then, she has worked in numerous roles, including as Director for Investment at the office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration. If elected, she would be one of just a few LGBTQ women in Congress.
Bringing the voices of everyday Americans to Washington
Jones is a career public servant, who regularly speaks about growing up in subsidized housing and getting reduced-price lunch at school. Jones knows that our political system is broken and inaccessible to people like her. She is speaking out against the influence of money in politics to give voice to people instead of moneyed corporate interests.
One of the most competitive districts in the country
In 2018, Jones came within 926 votes of beating Republican Will Hurd. Heading into 2020, it is a true toss-up district that will be heavily contested. TX-23 comprises the majority of Texas’ border with Mexico is in this district. Jones is building a strong team early and is well-positioned to turn this seat blue.
Candidate for U.S. Senate