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Hill County Democrats to host candidate for Congressional District 25.

Hillsboro, TX – Julie Oliver candidate for Congressional District 25 and Wesley Ratcliff candidate for Texas House District 8 will speak to the Hill County Democrats at their monthly meeting on December 11, 2017

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the public meeting room of El Conquistador Restaurant, 1516 Old Brandon Rd., Hillsboro, Tex. 76645. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Julie Oliver has announced her candidacy in the Democratic Primary for U.S. House of Representatives in Congressional District 25.   “Texans are big-hearted, hard-working, diverse, generous and inspired people. It’s time for Congress to represent real Texans,” Oliver says. “For too long, self-serving rhetoric and opportunistic extremism have divided our country and our state. We’re facing a stalemate in Congress where nothing of any substance is getting accomplished.”

 

Julie believes that for Congress to return to an institution that is functional and reflective of the people it is supposed to serve, unaccountable corporate and special interest money must be removed from Congress. Oliver’s people-centered campaign is powered by small, individual donations.

She adds that “The time is now. We very urgently have to get Congress back to working on things that matter to real Texans, and make things right for our state and our country.”

 

With a law degree, expertise in tax policy, and as a successful finance executive in the healthcare industry, Oliver holds a unique set of skills and accomplishments, and plans to make affordable healthcare a focus of her campaign. Oliver believes healthcare should be equally available for everyone, and she plans to work for healthcare coverage for everyone in Texas and across the country, Part of that will entail ensuring that rural hospitals--important not just for providing healthcare, but for providing jobs so Texans can provide for their families--are getting the support they need.

  

Julie never envisioned a career in politics. A working mom, she lives in Austin and in her spare time volunteers with Meals on Wheels, attends Riverbend Church, and teaches yoga. During the week she sits on a board whose focus is delivering healthcare to poor and low-income families in Travis County. She loves spending time with her family and her pets. So why is she running for Congress? Please visit https://www.JulieforTexas25.com to find out more.


Wesley Ratcliff is a former captain in the U.S. Army. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Prairie View University, earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Houston and taught at Texas Southern University in Houston for several years. He was a manager for an IBM corporation for more than two decades, started a business in Brooklyn, NY, and Dallas, TX, with more than 400 employees, and was an aeronautical engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during a lunar mission.

Ratcliff, who raises Charbray breed cattle on his Caney Creek Ranch in Freestone County, was appointed to the Texas State Committee for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA). Was on the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas (ICA) board of directors and president of the East Texas ICA Chapter.

The Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas (ICA) inducted Wesley Ratcliff of Oakwood into its prestigious President’s Council during the association’s 2010 convention. 



Hill County Democrats to host candidate for Congressional District 25.

Hillsboro, TX – Chris Perri candidate for Congressional District 25 will speak to the Hill County Democrats at their monthly meeting on January 8, 2018

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the public meeting room of El Conquistador Restaurant, 1516 Old Brandon Rd., Hillsboro, Tex. 76645. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Chris Perri is a progressive Democrat running against Roger Williams to represent the 25th District of Texas. He lives in South Austin with his wife, Shannon, a sixth-generation Texan who teaches at Texas State University.

Raised in Corsicana and Dallas, Chris learned from an early age the values of service and uplifting the lives of fellow Texans. His father is a Navy veteran and urologist, while his mother spent over forty years in nursing.

Chris has dedicated his life to fighting for justice and freedom. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas and subsequently earned a master's degree in economics. As a criminal defense attorney for over a decade in Central Texas, he's tirelessly fought to uphold our country's most precious cornerstone, the Constitution, by defending Texans of all backgrounds and beliefs.

As a community leader and volunteer in Central Texas, Chris has continued his fight for justice, serving as supervising attorney for UT Law's pro bono Texas Expunction Project since its inception in 2014. The Expunction Project has assisted hundreds of indigent Texans clear wrongful arrests from their criminal backgrounds so that they can better compete in the job market. In 2016, UT's Texas Law Fellowships program awarded Chris the Excellence in Public Interest Award (EPIA) based on his pro bono work as a private-practicing attorney.

Above all, Chris believes in truth, and that elected officials should represent their constituents, as opposed to corporate and special interests. He's now ready to bring his passion, energy, and progressive values to Congress to ensure that the Government protects and provides for both the present and future generations.

To learn more about Chris, visit his website and sign-up for updates at chrisperrifortexas.com.



Candidate's Forum 

The Hill County Democrats will host a Candidates Forum in preparation for the March 6, 2018 Primary Election. The forum will feature National and State Candidate's.

The event will be held February 3, 2018 at 4pm. at the John Erwin Annex, 200 E. Franklin St. Hillsboro, TX.

Special speakers will include Tammie Hartgroves (Senate District 22 Democratic Committeewoman) and Marvin Sutton (Senate District 22 Democratic Committeeman), County Chair’s throughout the Senate District 22. Hear from your State and National Candidates on issues that matter to you.

The public is invited to attend this free and open event to get to know the candidates and to speak with them personally.