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Meet Valerie Hefner

Valerie Hefner is a Sherman native, a daughter of immigrants, and an incredible example of the American Dream in action. Her concern over the futures of her two children who both suffer from pre-existing medical conditions, as well as the future of her husband, a disabled veteran, motivated her to run for office to represent the concerns of other working middle-class citizens.

“As a mother and a wife, I know the struggle of working families. We need a strong voice in Austin. As a representative I will protect your right to buy insurance, even if you have a preexisting condition. We need to focus on people first. Focus on our schools, our healthcare, and our neighbors.”

Hefner’s children attend Sherman public schools, and she plans to refocus the legislature’s attention away from scapegoating vulnerable children, and onto funding classroom teachers. “We need to strengthen, not abandon, the promise of public education. Our students deserve a safe place to learn.”

Hefner’s focus is also on rights for marginalized groups including the LGBTQ community and immigrants. “My family experiences have taught me that inclusion makes us stronger. We need to welcome, not attack, new members of our communities.”

Valerie is convinced that Grayson, Fannin, and Delta counties can have a bright future. “I believe in people first. Help me turn District 62 blue!”

The Democratic primary election is March 6, 2018

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Don't feel sad and don't give up! Keep fighting when you are tired of fighting.
It's been an exciting couple of weeks for Democrats!
#flippinthingsBlue #2020iscoming #cantstop #wontstop
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We are a work in progress🌊

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Still went to bed last night proud!

Proud of my kids for being so understanding of the need to share their Mother's time the last year.

Proud of Danny for lifting me up and encouraging me to do what I felt I needed to do.

Proud of all my old friends that stuck by me and the new ones that I have picked up along the way.

I am especially proud of the thousands of people in my District that can envision an inclusive 62. You came out and you showed them you are here.

You went out and cast your vote for a 36 year old curly headed, pierced, and tattooed girl with a head full of dreams and no recognition within the community. You took a chance on the underdog! I couldn't have asked for more.

While we didn't take the Race, the impact you have made will not fade away. We have just begun to scratch the surface. But scratch it....we DID. We fought and we fought well.

Stay engaged please! 2020 is right around the corner. Thank you so very much to each and every one of you.
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Still went to bed last night proud!

Proud of my kids for being so understanding of the need to share their Mothers time the last year. 

Proud of Danny for lifting me up and encouraging me to do what I felt I needed to do. 

Proud of all my old friends that stuck by me and the new ones that I have picked up along the way. 

I am especially proud of the thousands of people in my District that can envision an inclusive 62. You came out and you showed them you are here. 

You went out and cast your vote for a 36 year old curly headed, pierced, and tattooed girl with a head full of dreams and no recognition within the community. You took a chance on the underdog!  I couldnt have asked for more. 

While we didnt take the Race, the impact you have made will not fade away. We have just begun to scratch the surface. But scratch it....we DID. We fought and we fought well.  

Stay engaged please! 2020 is right around the corner. Thank you so very much to each and every one of you.

 

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I'm extremely disappointed that we didn't get more votes. I don't understand how so many people can look around at all the horrible things happening and say "yes I like this and think that everything should stay the same." I'm proud of you and happy to see that we have people in our community that have come out to support you, but I'm so sad that the percentage is still so low. However I have hope that we are moving in the right direction and I'm trying to focus on that. Thank you for all you have done and I hope that I get a chance to vote for you again in the future. Our community needs you.

You’ve definitely inspired a whole community of young curly headed brown tattooed girls to take a shot.....2020 is close and changes are definitely coming. Thank you for your drive!!!!! 💙💙

Great picture. Thank you for changing campaigning and showing to be your true self. I admire you and your family so much. You were such a force during the campaign. I hope you are taking some time for yourself.

And you look beautiful

Thank you Valerie for your inspiration, drive, and refreshing attitude.

Beautiful

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