By Oscar Silva, Political Director

Philip Cortez

The Blue Star Project is an effort to support local Democratic candidates up and down the Texas ballot.

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 former mayor Julian Castro. From 2013 to 2015, he served in the State House in Austin, where as a representative he successfully fought to re-fund our schools, support Port San Antonio, and help veterans secure post-combat jobs.

If you're in San Antonio and want to help re-elect Philip Cortez, sign up to canvass for him this Saturday!

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By Oscar Silva, Political Director

Victoria Neave

The Blue Star Project is an effort to support local Democratic candidates up and down the Texas ballot.

Victoria Neave is the daughter of an immigrant father who instilled in her the importance of education from an early age. Born and raised in Dallas, Victoria knew by the time she was is in high school that she had a responsibility to get educated and then use her skills to serve others.

Victoria earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas — she was the first person in her family to graduate from college. She went on to graduate in the top 3% of her law school class and has since built her own successful law practice.

Victoria believes that we have a duty to stand up for those without a voice, and that’s why she’s long been an advocate for her community. She's served on the National Board of the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization, led a Chamber of Commerce, and represented businesses as an attorney in the Complex Commercial Litigation group of one of the top ten law firms in the country. Victoria has also worked on countless pro bono cases and even served for an entire year as a pro bono civil rights attorney for two non-profit organizations.

Victoria's diverse experience makes her the best qualified to lead her district, and she is the type of person we need to advocate for laws that benefit everyday Texans and working families.

Sign up to canvass for Victoria this Saturday in Dallas!

Canvass for Victoria

By Anna Whitney, Digital Manager

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