For Immediate Release
August 2, 2019
EMILY’s List Statement on Congressman Hurd’s Retirement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Republican Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23) announced that he will not seek re-election. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“As a veteran and former civil servant, Gina Ortiz Jones is deeply committed to serving Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. From lowering prescription drug prices to improving resources available to service members and veterans, Gina is prepared to fight for the district’s working families as a member of Congress and EMILY’s List is proud to be supporting her.”
To learn more about Gina Ortiz Jones, go here.
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