House Representative

González, Jessica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/16/2022

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JESSICA GONZÁLEZ NAMED ONE OF USA TODAY’S WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Dallas, Texas – State Representative Jessica González was named one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year, an honor recognizing “strong and resilient women who have been champions of change across the country, leading and inspiring as they promote and fight for equity, and give others a place to seek help and find hope.” Rep. González was recognized for her work to defend attacks on the LGBTQ+ community and her dedication to protecting voting rights in the Texas Legislature.

State Representative Jessica González issued the following statement: “I am extremely honored and humbled to be chosen as one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year alongside so many women champions across the United States. Throughout my life, I have been inspired and encouraged by many strong women who have guided me to where I am today. I hope my continued advocacy will inspire our next generation of female leaders who will fight injustice fearlessly and help close the gender gap in the Texas House. As long as the LGBTQ+ community and our right to vote are under attack at the Texas Capitol, I will be prepared to fight on behalf of House District 104 and all Texans.”

To view the announcement and read Rep. González’s full interview with USA TODAY, please visit: https://www.statesman.com/in-depth/news/2022/03/13/rep-jessica-gonzalez-texas-usa-today-women-of-the-year-house-legislator-voting-lgbtq-rights/6878809001/.