Biography

Honoring you, and those who went before me, is the best gift I can offer to this city that I love so much.

I've been impassioned about politics since the age of four, when I watched my mother pulling levers in a voting booth in Toledo, Ohio back in 1980, and my family stayed up to watch the election results together. Long before I could legally vote, I would research candidates and knock on doors on their behalf. Despite growing up in Ohio, my childhood was shaped by Texan heroines like Ann Richards, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, and so many others, and I want to make them proud as much as I hope to make my constituents proud.

Houston has been my true home since 2007, and District C in particular has been my passion. My history in activism and love for this city began the moment I first set foot in Montrose, and decided this would be my home for the rest of my life. I first joined the Avondale Association to save the home I was renting, and became involved with local historic preservation societies; later, I was a co-founder and Chief Media Officer of the Women of Montrose Action Network (WOMAN), and ran the Houston Transit Coalition's 2012 pro-transit campaign in an effort to recoup General Mobility funds for Metro.

Mentors like Peter Brown and Ray Hill taught me to never give up, or stay quiet when important issues were at stake - but also to listen carefully. As your candidate, I am here to listen, and to speak for you when you cannot. You are invited to reach me with your concerns, and no matter what happens, I will not stop fighting for you. Please feel free to contact me, and if I don't have an answer for you already, I'll do my best to find one, because it is an honor to serve YOU.

With my whole heart,
Amanda Wolfe