Flipping the House with Alisa Simmons
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
Texas Family Project is proud to announce our endorsement and selection of Alisa Simmons, who is running for HD 94 Representative, as our latest winner of our Find the Nine Campaign. We believe that Flipping the Texas House WILL impact Texans lives for the next 10 years. It is one of the most important things we can accomplish in 2020! Tarrant County is turning BLUE with Alisa Simmons leading the way!
A sixth-generation Texan and a 35-year resident of Arlington, Alisa Simmons has deep roots and an unmatched commitment to our community. This Marine Mom is the mother of two sons. The oldest is a graduate of St. John's University in New York and is a marketing project manager for a major corporate sports brand. Her youngest is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and serves our country as 1st Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. She is also mother to her niece, who is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Public Health.
Alisa runs her own small business. She is a HUB certified entrepreneur who understands first-hand the choices and challenges that go into making the bottom line. She is passionate about supporting fellow small businesses, strengthening the local economy, and creating opportunities for others to succeed. Born and raised in Austin, TX, Alisa's parents instilled the importance of hard work at an early age. Both her mother and father were proud union members. They ensured she and her sister benefited from an excellent public education, beginning at Austin's historic Pease Elementary, the oldest continuously operating school in the state, established in 1876. At J. H. Reagan High School, she found her passion for Journalism. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a degree in Journalism, and was a journalist for 12 years, working for KNOK/KHVN, KRLD, WFAA, and NBC5 as a writer, reporter, assignment editor and on-air. Alisa transitioned from broadcast journalism to a career in public safety where she spent 22-years as a county 9-1-1 administrator, supporting dispatch operations of all Tarrant County EMS, police and fire departments.
In addition to her professional career, Alisa has dedicated herself to our community. She has served on the boards of countless organizations throughout Arlington and Tarrant County, working to improve the lives of those around her. Her service started when she was a young mother, as a room parent at her children's schools. Alisa enjoyed impacting schools and students by bringing a working mom's perspective at the building and district level. Her leadership was frequently sought after, which led her to serve on the Arlington Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, Chisholm Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, and a 10-year member of the YMCA Arlington Board of Directors. In addition, Alisa has served as President of the Arlington NAACP, Second Vice President of Texas NAACP and was elected to the ACLU of Texas Board of Directors. Her authentic, collaborative, and no-nonsense style of leadership has resulted in an exemplary record of results in Arlington. Now, Alisa is running for the Texas State House to continue her commitment to service. In Austin, she will fight to improve our health care system and make sure that everyone has access to quality affordable healthcare. She'll work to fully fund and improve our schools so that our kids have the tools they need to be successful. And, Alisa believes that it's time to end the hyper-partisanship that dominates Austin and use common sense to solve problems facing Texas families. That's why she'll work across the aisle to get things done like improving our infrastructure and lowering property taxes for residents in HD 94.
Last day to register to vote: Monday, October 5th
First day of early voting: Tuesday, October 13th
Last day to apply for mail ballot (received by date): Friday, October 23rd
Last day of early voting: Friday, October 30th
Last day for county to receive mail ballots: Tuesday, November 3rd (or Wednesday, November 4th if postmarked by 7 PM)
Election Day: Tuesday, November 3rd
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