A champion for Oklahoma working families
Kendra Horn is a proven community leader who ran for Congress to fight for Oklahoma’s working families. She is a fifth-generation Oklahoman, raised in a family with a strong commitment to service and the Sooner State values that guide her today. Kendra earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, and then went on to earn her law degree to make a difference for others. Kendra has experience working in the aerospace industry, Oklahoma’s second largest public sector employer, and has served as an executive director of two nonprofits dedicated to supporting women’s leadership. In 2017, she stepped up to run for office herself to fight for her community as a first-time candidate. “Through my work in the public and private sector I have learned you need innovative thinking to inspire change,” she has said. In Congress, Kendra will work tirelessly to solve the toughest problems facing Oklahoma working families.
A leader fighting to expand economic opportunity
Kendra came to Congress to expand economic opportunity and to help create good-paying jobs for all hardworking Oklahoma families. She will undoubtedly be a powerful advocate for policies that give all Oklahomans the chance to thrive. “Investing in economic development and education is critical for middle class Oklahoma families,” she has said. “Our leaders need to protect access to health care and education, because our cities and towns suffer when families lose access to health care and schools.” At a time when the far right is desperate to undo the progress we’ve worked so hard to make, she is fighting back and working to expand all Oklahomans’ access to quality affordable health care.
A victory that turned a red seat blue
Kendra successfully challenged incumbent Republican Steve Russell by running a strong grassroots campaign to change the face of power. Oklahoma had never before elected a Democratic woman to Congress until Kendra became the first with her historic victory. EMILY’s List is proud to support this champion for Oklahoma working families.