Meet the Candidate: Emily Wolf (Texas)

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Candidate Name: Texas State Representative – District 148

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What office are you running for?
Texas State Representative – District 148

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date
03/03/2020 (Primary)

Why are you running for office? 
My great-grandparents were persecuted by the Nazis and their experience reminds me daily that hate has no place in our lives. I want to make sure the voices that have historically been silenced are heard and represented. We need an economy and a healthcare system that works for the masses, not just the few. I will make sure to fight every day for the underrepresented and to be there for my constituents to continue to listen to and understand their needs. We also need a community that includes and recognizes the value of every individual, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status or disability. I have been amazed how warm and welcoming my Texas community has been, but as the political climate turns increasingly polarized and full of hatred, it is important to me that we have candidates that prioritize inclusion.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Rising inequality. The current social and economic system is hindering the American dream of working hard to improve one’s life. To address rising inequality, we need a more level playing field, which means investment in education and infrastructure, healthcare and housing for all, improvements to our criminal justice system, support for our unions and additional incentives for job creation.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
We recognize that most of our elected colleagues from a different political party are there for the same reasons that we are – to better our cities, states and our country. We start working together to tackle issues that are easier to agree on, such as job creation and infrastructure improvement, to achieve this common goal to rebuild bridges. Most importantly, we roll up our sleeves and get to work on convincing our colleagues that our proposed policies represent the agenda that our constituents support. We treat everyone with respect.

Who is your hero?
My grandmother. And RBG.

What are your hobbies?
Reading, music, tennis

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
A dog, Boomer.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
For now, by following me on Twitter and spreading the world. More opportunities to follow.

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