Texas 254 Women

254 Texas women

A Leader in Every County

We believe that there are inspirational women everywhere. Texas 254 Women is an on-going project that highlights one incredible woman from each of the Lone Star State's counties. We share their stories and experiences as leaders on the frontlines of Texas politics.

Kori Delapeña Feature Photo

Williamson County
Kori Delapeña

Kori Delapeña is an advocate who has spent the last four years working with the Texas Legislature to pass Cati’s Act.
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Anisse Parker Feature Photo

Comal County
Anisse Parker

Annise Parker served as the 61st Mayor of Houston, Texas. Now she’s the President of the Victory Institute.

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Kenda Culpepper Feature Photo
Rockwall County
Kenda Culpepper

Kenda Culpepper is the first woman elected as Rockwall County District Attorney.

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Lucy Hebron Feature Photo
Wood County
Lucy Hebron

Lucy Hebron is the first woman elected County Judge in Wood County, a small county in East Texas. Her passion for liberty and justice stems from her grandparents’ lives in war-torn Europe.

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Vicki Byrd Feature Photo
Denton County
Vicki Byrd

Born and raised in a predominantly Black neighborhood in South Houston, Byrd saw that a lot of people in her community didn’t have the opportunity to grow beyond the environment they were brought up in.

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Maria Berriozábal Feature Photo

Bexar County
Maria Berriozábal

Maria Berriozábal became the first Latina to be elected to the San Antonio City Council in 1981 and ran a historic mayoral campaign in 1991.
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Rochelle Garza Feature Photo

Cameron County
Rochelle Garza

Rochelle Garza, the 2022 democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General, is no stranger when it comes to standing up for others.

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Carol Alvarado Feature Photo
Harris County
Carol Alvarado

Carol Alvarado serves in the Texas Senate District 6—covering portions of Harris County. She previously served in the overlapping Texas House of Representatives District 145 and Houston City Council.

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Jessica Cisneros Feature Photo
Webb County
Jessica Cisneros

As the daughter and sister of immigrants, Jessica prides herself on advocating for her bicultural community in South Texas. She taps into her bicultural perspective as a Mexican American to advocate for her potential constituents.

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Nyx Mendoza Feature Photo
Collin County
Nyx Mendoza

Nyx Mendoza has worked on twelve campaigns across North Texas in the short span of three years. She is a campaign guru that the political community in the area knows by name.

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