Good news from the National Republican Congressional Committee. Friday, Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) announced that Felicia Harris, a Republican woman running for Tx Dist 14, is on her way now to becoming a Young Gun. She has advanced as an 'On the Radar' candidate and is a step closer to achieving 'Young Gun' status.
Determination, leadership, and a strong dedication to the conservative fight to take back our country are some of the reasons why Felicia Harris earned the accomplishment. Her convictions and her will to rejuvenate prosperity during these tough economic times makes her the most viable conservative candidate and the one to watch in this upcoming election cycle.
Here is the statement released by Rep Sessions:
Washington --- The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Felicia Harris as an 'On the Radar' candidate, the important second step in the 'Young Guns' program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 'Young Guns' program is a Member-driven effort that is the primary method for recruiting strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races. Harris is running for Texas' 14th Congressional District.
We are looking forward to working with Felicia Harris, who has already proven herself by meeting rigorous benchmarks in the 'Young Guns' program that will position her campaign for victory," said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). "Felicia Harris' dedication and experience enables her to advocate effectively for pro-growth policies and fight the failed status quo in Washington. This will stand in stark contrast to the Obama-Pelosi record of spending, borrowing and taxing that Texas families and small businesses know has failed."
The 'Young Guns' program encourages candidates who have proven their ability to meet crucial campaign benchmarks to develop their campaigns further in order to achieve victory on Election Day. In achieving 'On the Radar' status, Felicia Harris has met organizational and fundraising benchmarks and has already begun to establish herself as a strong contender. Harris will now work toward even higher goals that will help her advance in the 'Young Guns' program and build an effective, winning campaign.
Throughout her life, Felicia Harris has always kept the lessons she learned from her parents at the top of her mind – hard work, perseverance, and adaptability. After settling in Pearland more than a decade ago, she became active in her community and, to help guide the booming growth of the city, was appointed to the Pearland Economic Development Corporation in 2003 and 2005. In 2006, Harris was elected to her first term on the Pearland city council and was resoundingly re-elected in 2009 to serve a second 3-year term. Felicia Harris is a limited government conservative who believes it is time for a new generation of conservative leadership that will have the courage to empower and trust in American families to find the best way forward for our nation.
With the second set of rigorous benchmarks met in order and achieve 'On the Radar' status, Felicia Harris will now work toward even higher goals that will help her advance in the 'Young Guns' program and build an effective, winning campaign.
This is the congressional district in Texas now represented by Rep Ron Paul, who has announced his retirement.