Gina Ortiz Jones

Ben Cardin

GINA ORTIZ JONES
CANDIDATE FOR U.S HOUSE
D-TEXAS 23RD DISTRICT
 
RACE SUMMARY: In 2018, Gina Ortiz Jones narrowly lost 49.2% to 48.7%—a margin of 926 votes—to incumbent GOP Rep. Will Hurd. This time, he is not seeking re-election. As an open seat, Gina has an excellent chance to flip this seat.
 
VOTING RECORD: Project VoteSmart
 
BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER
PARTY: Democrat
 
BORN: 2/1/1981
 
EDUCATION: Boston University (BA), (MA), United States Army Command and General Staff College (MA)
 
OCCUPATION: Defense Intelligence Agency, specializing in Latin American topics
 
FAMILY: Single
 
CAREER:
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, (TX-23) (2018, 2020)
 
ISRAEL

  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Believes in Israel's right to security and self-determination
  • Defends the U.S.-Israel Relationship
 
CHOICE

  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Stands with Planned Parenthood
  • Will protect women's right to safe abortions
 
In Her Own Words
"A woman has to be able to make decisions about her own body.  Any decision that a woman has to make should only be between her, her family,  and her doctor, and that’s it …. I think people have to have the resources to plan for themselves as well as to plan for the economic strength of their own families." 1
 
"Last November, I came up a little bit short in my run for Congress — 926 votes — but I've never been one to back down because the promise of our country is worth fighting for. It’s why I served in the military, deployed to Iraq; it’s why I served in President Obama’s administration and it’s why I’ve dedicated my life to public service — and it’s why I’m stepping up again to run for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District." 2
 
SOURCES: 1) Rewire.news  2) TexasTribune.org
 
Interesting Facts

Her single mother is an immigrant from the Philippines, and Gina identifies as an Ilocano, a Filipino ethnolinguistic group.

She is a member of the LGBT community,  and came out as a lesbian when she was fifteen years old.