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Democrat for Congress

Texas’ 22nd District

Democrat for Congress

Texas’ 22nd District

As a young mother and community advocate, I understand the challenges that Texans face. 

For me, changing the conversation in Washington is not about politics — it’s personal.

I’m ready to bring a fresh voice and a new perspective to Congress. I hope you’ll join me. 

Meet Nyanza

My story is rooted in faith, guided by progressive values, and fueled by the will to overcome tragedy. I’m the proud daughter of a Vietnam War veteran who volunteered to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force. From an early age, my father told me: “This country is not just meant for white people. It’s meant for black people, too. This is our country. And we must show that we’ll fight for it.”

Meet Nyanza

Stretching from Katy to Pearland; and reaching from Sugar Land to Houston, TX-22 brings a wealth of cultural diversity, hospitality and a growing economy that reflects a changing America. TX-22 is my home. It is where my husband and I decided to start our lives together and raise our children more than a decade ago. The face of TX-22 has changed over the years and we need a representative in Congress that reflects that change.

A Proud Veteran’s Daughter 

Under the GI Bill, my father returned from the Vietnam War and earned a Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude. He continued his service to our country as an IRS revenue officer until he retired in 2005. 

My Dad taught me to be a servant leader, and I am honored to continue his legacy of service. After graduating from law school, I launched into pro-bono work for veterans and provided free legal advice to people with insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 

A Proud Veteran’s Daughter 

I am the proud daughter of a Vietnam War Veteran who volunteered to serve his country in the United States Air Force. With the benefit of the GI Bill, my father returned from the Vietnam War and earned a Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude. He continued his service to this country as a Revenue Officer for the IRS until he retired in 2005. 

My Dad taught me to be a servant leader. He instilled in me the true meaning of patriotism. He didn’t mention Democrats or Republicans, he only talked about being an American. Protecting the right to vote and exercising that right; protecting freedom of speech and speaking out against injustices, protecting our right to bear arms and taking up arms to defend this country; working hard to earn an honest wage while helping others who need a helping hand. Serving others without the expectation of something in return; and, defending our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence. I am ever striving to live up to the ideals that my dad instilled in me.

Personal Crisis

After his retirement, my father was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. And after being denied the full benefits he had earned — and deserved — from the VA, the family was left to cover his in-home care until he passed away.

It was not long after that our family was hit with additional crises. When my sister fell into a coma, fighting for her life, and mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, I watched as my family drained our entire life savings to cover their care. 

I am running for Congress because I have seen first hand how our healthcare system fails our hardworking families. I will be the fresh voice and provide a perspective that’s needed to change our corrupt system.    

A Legacy of Service

I am a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas  and a magna cum laude graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Since my days in Aggie land as a Fish Camp Counselor and Aggie Hostess, I have developed an understanding of cultural differences that allows me to understand the need for policies that celebrate diversity while emphasizing inclusion. 

In law school, I served as Managing Editor of the Law Review, President of the Phi Delta Phi honor fraternity and Publicist for the Board of Advocates. During law school, I served as an international officer for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I balanced my rigorous academic schedule while continuing to provide service to others while remaining on the Dean’s List for every semester of law school.   

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