December 9, 2019
Two years ago I filed to run for state house district 122 and embarked on one of the most meaningful journeys of my life. A little over a year ago, I came up short on Election Day but promised you I wasn’t going away because I’m committed to this district and seeing positive change in Austin. Running for office takes its toll and so it wasn’t an easy decision to run again, but ultimately the reasons I ran the first time are just as relevant going into 2020 as they were two years ago. We all deserve a choice when we go to vote, and we deserve a voice for issues that matter, issues of importance, not just to the wealthiest and most powerful, but to the most vulnerable and powerless. So after much soul searching and consultation with family, I knew I couldn’t let this seat go uncontested. Today I proudly announced to be your Democratic candidate for state house district 122.
Onward to 2020!
Democratic Candidate for State Representative 122
As State Representative for District 122, Claire will be an advocate for families and a positive voice to improve our state's health care system, respond to the climate crisis and protect our environment, and reverse gerrymandering and safeguard our democratic institutions. Claire will practice inclusion, decency, and generosity at all times; listen to her constituents; and take a pragmatic approach to solving problems.
Claire is a mom, an educator, and a passionate advocate for women and children’s health. Born in Houston and raised in Fort Worth, Claire has been happy to call San Antonio home for the past six years. She lives on the north side of San Antonio with her husband of seven years, Rich, their two young daughters, and two retired greyhounds.
Claire has worked as a consultant for adult education programs for over 15 years, designing and developing curricula in higher education and professional settings and specializing in the design of technology-enabled learning solutions. Supporting clients, including Georgetown University and various government agencies, she has worked with a wide range of content areas, primarily in the areas of health care, online security, privacy, and national security. Claire is proud to work for an organization committed to and founded with the mission of serving Veterans and improving Veteran access to health care.
Claire is trained and accredited as a volunteer Breastfeeding Counselor and serves on the Board of Directors of Breastfeeding USA. Her other volunteer positions include serving on the immigration response committee of the San Antonio Mennonite Church and volunteering at her daughters schools.
Claire received her MEd in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a BA in Latin American Studies from The George Washington University.