Gina Ortiz Jones

The Asian American Action Fund proudly endorsed Gina Ortiz Jones running in the Democratic primary run-off election in Texas’s 23rd Congressional district. Ortiz Jones is running for the seat currently held by Republican Congressman Will Hurd, one of the most highly targeted races for the 2018 cycle. The Texas 23rd stretches across much of the Southwest from western San Antonio to just outside El Paso.

Gina Ortiz Jones has a long history of public service. Gina has lived the American Dream. She was raised by a single mother who came to the United States from the Philippines as a domestic helper after having already earned her graduate degree. She knew the United States offered the promise of a better future and limitless opportunities. Raised in San Antonio, Jones understands the unique issues of congressional district. She has dedicated her life to serving her country as a veteran of the Iraq War and has built a distinguished career in national security. We are proud to support her historic candidacy as she would be the first Filipina-American elected to the U.S. Congress.

Ortiz Jones expressed her gratitude for the endorsement and said, “Immigrants like my mother have contributed so much to the lifeblood of this country and represent the greatness of our diversity. I’m running for Congress to give others in San Antonio the same opportunities I have had. My mother battled colon cancer so I know firsthand how critical it is that every Texan have access to affordable health care. I am grateful for AAA-Fund’s vote of confidence in my campaign to represent the 23rd district.”

To learn more about her campaign, visit Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress.