By Ramsey Reid, Campaigns Director

“I was born and raised in the district and I am honored to represent!” –Philip Cortez

When Philip Cortez was a young boy growing up in the Palo Alto neighborhood of San Antonio, his parents instilled in him a sense of duty to his country — and when the time came, Philip answered the call. A year before earning his first college degree, Philip joined the United States Air Force. For seven years, he served as an enlisted airman with the 433rd Airlift Wing at Lackland Air Force Base. He currently serves as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve, ready to serve to protect our freedom.

Since moving to the Reserve, Philip has been elected to San Antonio City Council twice. As a councilmember, he focused his energy on developing the neighborhoods in his district by improving fire and police departments, cleaning up parks, and modernizing libraries. He was also a strong ally to Mayor Julian Castro. Two years ago, he went to the the State House in Austin, where as a representative he has successfully fought to re-fund our schools, support Port San Antonio, and help veterans secure post-combat jobs.

Philip is a big Dallas Cowboys fan and loves playing flag football and basketball in his free time. He also enjoys watching movies and has admitted that the TV series “House of Cards” is a guilty pleasure. He's not the only one!

If you're in San Antonio and want to help re-elect Representative Philip Cortez,  just sign up here.

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Only 99 Chances

July 28, 2014

By Jenn Brown, Executive Director


That's how many chances we have left to fight for Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte, and all of the Texas Democrats on November's ballot. Just 99 days.

I don't want to miss out on a single one of those chances. This is a unique time in Texas history — the entire nation is watching, and we have the opportunity to show the GOP that we won't put up with their counterproductive (and often offensive) antics any longer.

In the 99 days that are left until Election Day, I'm asking you to step up. Chip in $3 or more right now to keep this fight going strong through November 4th.

The reality is, we need to reach more people with our neighbor-to-neighbor model than any Texas campaign ever before. But we need your help to make sure our team has the resources to accomplish something this big.

Every dollar contributed helps us educate more potential voters about the candidates who are fighting on their behalf.

We've got 99 days left to help — the time is now. Pitch in with $3 or more!

Donate Now

By Rafael Alvarez, Digital Associate

Neighborhood team leaders and #TeamWendy volunteers came together in multiple cities throughout the state for our first-ever Regional Neighborhood Team Summits, where they discussed strategies for the 99 days between now and Election Day.

With less than 100 days left before November 4th, the volunteer momentum generated from these summits will help propel our Democratic candidates to victory. There's a lot more work to do. Are you involved yet? Join the movement today.


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