Today, we endorsed Colonel Kim Olson (USAF, ret.) in her run for Congress in Texas’ 24th District. Olson served in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years and retired as a colonel. Olson continued to serve following her active duty military career, spending three years in the Texas State Guard and leading the nonprofit Grace Under Fire as its CEO, which helped 6,000 Veteran families and ensured equitable access to care. In 2014, she was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame for her life of service to Texans. Earlier in her campaign, Olson made national waves when she released a powerful video introducing herself to voters.
Emily had this to say about Kim: “Kim Olson is a fighter who has always stood up for what’s right, and at a time when too many in Congress would rather do what’s easy rather than roll up their sleeves to move our country forward, Colonel Olson stands out as the kind of leader we need. We are proud to endorse a leader in Kim Olson who has dedicated her life to service, from her distinguished military career to her continued leadership at home in Texas. She has been a trailblazer throughout her life, and she will bring a much needed dose of courage and leadership to Congress.”
We have endorsed the reelection campaigns of eight members of Congress in the 2020 cycle. Kim Olson is the third congressional challenger we’ve endorsed this year; last week we endorsed Jackie Gordon in NY-02. Our endorsements include strategic advising and training in all aspects of a candidate’s campaign, such as fundraising, communications, organizing, and hiring and team building. In 2018, we helped raise over $7M for their endorsed candidates.