D | TX-24

Candace Valenzuela


A mother, an educator, and a lifelong Texan

Valenzuela was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Army veterans. After her mother left the military, they were homeless for a time. Despite incredible odds, Valenzuela became the first in her family to graduate from college, and went on to pursue a career in education. In 2017, she was elected to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District board, defeating an 18-year incumbent. After experiencing firsthand what it is like to struggle to achieve basic human rights like a safe place to live or food to eat, Valenzuela is running for Congress to address these issues head on.

A true reformer who will be a vocal advocate in Congress

She knows that our system has been corrupted by the influence of corporate special interests, and that it favors the powerful at the expense of the American people –– especially marginalized communities. Valenzuela has never backed down from a challenge, and she won’t back down in the face of the Big Money special interests in Washington. She’s rejecting corporate PAC money, and is ready to be a true voice for the people of Texas’ 24th District.

A top pick up opportunity

Democrats came within three points of winning this district in 2018, and Beto O’Rourke narrowly won this district in his run for Senate. Republican incumbent Kenny Marchant’s decision not to run for reelection leaves this seat wide open and primed for Democrats to win. Valenzuela has what it takes to energize voters and flip this seat blue once and for all.

Reformer at Risk?

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