JULY 5, 2017
Kendra Horn to run for 5th Congressional District in 2018
Says It’s Time to Take off Political Labels, Do What’s Right
Announcing for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, Kendra Horn pledged to focus on making life better for middle class families – ensuring access to health care, guaranteeing equal pay for equal work, and giving every child the opportunity to receive a first-class public education. Kendra believes, “it’s time to take off the political labels and do what’s right for a change. It’s time to put aside political games that hurt working families.”
In an email to supporters and friends announcing her campaign, Kendra said she believes “in the power of ordinary people to make a difference.” She added that “there’s more that unites us than divides us.”
“I’m running for Congress because through my work in the public and private sector I have learned you need innovative thinking to inspire change.” Kendra continued, “I believe we need someone representing us in Washington who puts our communities first and will be a problem solver, not an extreme partisan politician.”
Kendra said she made the commitment to run so that “together we can make our state and our country a better place to live for people from all walks of life.”
Horn is a 5th generation Oklahoman and native of Chickasha. Growing up her parents taught her the importance of investing in people, taking initiative, and serving your community. Kendra’s commitment to these values led her to work her way through law school and continues to guide her at every turn.
An Oklahoma City resident, Kendra currently serves as a professional mediator and as Executive Director of Women Lead Oklahoma, a nonprofit dedicated to women’s empowerment, leadership, and civic engagement. Previously, she served as press secretary to former Oklahoma Congressman Brad Carson, led government affairs and communications for the Space Foundation, and practiced law. Kendra has also managed political campaigns and served as Executive Director for Sally’s List, where she led a concerted effort to encourage and support more women to run for and serve in elected office in Oklahoma.
Kendra is active in her community, serving on the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women Advisory Board and helps develop the next generation of leaders by working with the NEW Leadership Program and American Legion Girls State. Kendra is a lifelong Girl Scout and Gold Award recipient. She recently graduated from Leadership Oklahoma’s Class 30.
The campaign will host a launch event next week with Kendra’s supporters and several notable guests. Press availability for interviews will follow her remarks that evening. To make any arrangements, or for additional information, contact the campaign at 405-896-0008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday July 13, 2017
609 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
6:00pm CST to 8:00pm CST