Lydia Bean Kicks Off Campaign for Congress
in Texas’ 6th District
Community leader, small business owner enters race, saying she has
“too much skin in the game to sit back and watch our leaders continue to fail us”
ARLINGTON, TX -
Lydia Bean today announced her campaign for Congress in Texas’ 6th Congressional district. The district will hold a special election in the coming months to fill the seat of Congressman Ron Wright.
“The events of the past several days and weeks have thrown into stark relief how badly our leaders are failing us,” said Bean. “As a new parent, small business owner, and community leader, I have too much skin in the game to sit back and watch it happen.
“Texas is the energy capital of the world, but our infrastructure collapsed when we needed it most. The desire to win at all costs has led politicians to undermine our elections – the foundation of our democracy. And somehow, the simple act of wearing a mask to protect our neighbors has become a partisan dividing line. I know there are better days ahead, but in order to get there, we need to send leaders to Washington who will stand up for what’s right and will work with anyone to give every Texan a fair shot.”
The daughter of a Baptist pastor and a public school teacher, Bean holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University, and taught at Baylor University. She is the founder of Faith in Texas, a non-profit that brings faith communities together to work for change in their schools, cities, and state. While leading the organization, Bean worked with faith leaders from across North Texas to protect families from predatory payday lenders who trap people in high-interest loans. She and her husband co-own and operate a small business.
“I have the experience to bring people together to solve the challenges that confront us: rebuilding our economy from the ground up by repairing our crumbling infrastructure, getting North Texas reopened as quickly and safely as possible, and ensuring that after COVID-19, every Texan has a fair shot to succeed. In Congress, those are the fights I’ll take on.”
In 2020, Bean was the Democratic candidate in state House district 93, a campaign in which she raised over $1 million and garnered endorsements from the Tarrant County Central Labor Council, Texas AFL-CIO, EMILY’s List, the Sierra Club, Texas Parent PAC, Equality Texas, the Human Rights Campaign, and numerous others.
Bean lives in Arlington with her husband, Norman Lee, a public artist, and their nine month old son.
ABOUT LYDIA BEAN
Lydia Bean is a new mother, small business owner, and community leader who has worked across partisan lines and brought people together to make real change. As the daughter of a teacher and a pastor, Lydia’s parents taught her to stand up for what she believes in. Lydia put that lesson to work when she founded Faith in Texas, a nonprofit organization that brings faith communities together to work toward change in their schools, cities, and state. [Learn more about Lydia HERE]