As part of our commitment to support strong women who can shake up the political landscape in the age of Trump, we’re highlighting content of two remarkable Democratic candidates running in Texas.
Pictured below from a 9/16 Erath County Candidate Forum held at the courthouse in Stephenville, TX are: retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Kim Olson, who is running for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture; and Julie Oliver, an Austin attorney running on a powerful personal story to serve the TX-25th Congressional District as its Representative.
Back in June, we first met Kim following a barnstorming speech at the Texas Democratic Party’s Convention in Fort Worth. She’s running against GOP incumbent Ag Commissioner Sid Miller – one of Texas’ most Trumpean elected officials and someone routinely pushing divisive narratives similar to the President’s. While Olson certainly faces an uphill battle
Poli Pix Co. recently ran a contest on its social media channels (@PoliPixCo) to volunteer some event photography to a candidate or party office, continuing our project to enhance Democratic narratives around the Southwest.
Thanks to some tremendous volunteers and supporters, Julie Oliver received the most submissions! Oliver is a tremendous candidate with a compelling personal story and comes equipped with over 20 years of experience in healthcare finance and as an attorney. Poli Pix was thrilled to volunteer a little bit of our time at this event – Democracy After Dark at Austin’s Kerbey Lane Cafe – and at another a few days later.
Other candidates in attendance pictured are Democratic congressional candidate for TX-21 Joseph Kosper and candidate for Austin City Council, District 9, Danielle Skidmore.
Poli Pix ventured out to TX-23 to support Will Hurd’s Democratic challenger, Gina Ortiz-Jones with some event photography during a supporter event at Villareal Icehouse in Helotes, TX.
Gina has an incredible story, being a first-generation American born to immigrant parents and a former intelligence officer and Obama administration official.
Here are a few of the images we provided to her campaign team:
Poli Pix joined women’s choice advocates in Austin as part of NARAL & Planned Parenthood’s 10 city-tour to focus attention on stopping the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
Among the participants were: Wendy Davis, former State Senator and Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate; Brittany Packnett, a firebrand civil rights activist; and Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund; and others.
Here are a few of shots from the event: