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Ortiz Jones and Hurd in Congressional District 23

February 19, 2018 San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board

On the Democratic side, we recommend Gina Ortiz Jones, a former intelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force. Ortiz Jones grew up on San Antonio’s West Side, graduating from John Jay High School. She attended Boston University on an ROTC scholarship.

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Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first lesbian, Iraq War veteran, and first-generation Filipina-American to hold a US House seat in Texas.

January 19, 2018 Broadly

Last year, as excitement started to build around the Women’s March on Washington, Gina Ortiz Jones knew she wanted to attend. But the career civil servant wanted to do more than just march and wave a sign—so she volunteered to be a crossing guard and help direct traffic.

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10 Women Running for Office to Watch in 2018

January 19, 2018 The Cut

As Rebecca Traister writes in her New York cover story, a record number of women are seeking political office for the first time in 2018, and their effect on the political system could rival that of the tea

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A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

January 18, 2018 Time

One year ago, millions of women protested in the streets. Now there are more women running for office than ever before.

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She Quit Working For Trump. Now She’s Running For Congress To Fight Him.

January 5, 2018 HuffPost

WASHINGTON ― Gina Ortiz Jones thought she could work for President Donald Trump.

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Female Veterans Lead 2018 Charge

December 8, 2017 Harvard Political Review

For Gina Ortiz Jones, the military was more than just a career: it was a path to the American Dream. “I know what it’s like to be on free and reduced lunch. I know what it’s like to live in subsidized housing,” Ortiz Jones said in an interview with the HPR.

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District 23 Challenger Gina Ortiz Jones on her Congressional Run and the “Gut Check” that Led to It

December 1, 2017 Marfa Public Radio

Gina Ortiz Jones is one of the candidates running for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District 23. It’s currently held by Helotes Republican Will Hurd. It’s one of the most competitive congressional districts in the state, stretching from San Antonio into West Texas.

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Jones Gets EMILY's List backing in U.S. District 23

November 21, 2017 San Antonio Express News

Back in 1985, there were only 12 Democratic women among the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

That year saw the formation of EMILY’s List, a political action committee designed to support pro-choice Democratic women seeking elective office.

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Victory Fund endorses 9 LGBTQ congressional candidates

November 15, 2017 Metro Weekly

The Victory Fund has issued a round of endorsements of openly LGBTQ candidates seeking election or re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives ahead of the 2018 election.

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Van De Putte Endorses Gina Ortiz Jones in District 23 Congressional Race

October 27, 2017 Out in SA

Former State Senator Leticia Van de Putte announced she is endorsing Gina Ortiz Jones in the Democratic primary for the Texas 23rd Congressional District.

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