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Texas 254 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.


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.

Comal County

Annise Parker

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

Rockwall County

Kenda Culpepper

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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