Flipping the House with Angela Brewer
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
Texas Family Project is proud to announce our endorsement and selection of Angela Brewer, for Representative of Texas HD 64, as the next winner of the Find the Nine Campaign.
Flipping the Texas House will impact Texan’s lives for the years to come. It is one of the most important things we can accomplish in 2020! We are excited to see Angela Brewer win her district and flip the house.
Angela Brewer is an educator, a mom, and a leader. She is a fifth generation Texan whose childhood was deeply influenced by her mother’s service as an Army Nurse. Starting life as an Army brat led Angela to early school experiences around the country. Living in Army communities immersed her in multiple aspects of diversity, giving her a chance to befriend kids from a variety of race, socioeconomic, religious, and educational backgrounds. It also taught her the power of community and how a school can be central to finding that community.
The other place Angela found community as a child was in the Girl Scouts. She is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the United States America and earned the highest award in Girl Scouting, a Gold Award, in 1992.
Once Angela’s family settled in Denton in the mid-’80’s, her mother began working at Flow Memorial Hospital providing prenatal care and childbirth for women who were uninsured and underinsured. Her dad worked as a respiratory therapist. A big part of the dinner table conversation growing up centered around health care, from her Dad trying to gross Angela and her brother with stories from work to political discussions about access to care and the economic impacts of denying care to people in need. The dinner table is where Angela learned that health care is a basic human right and that we are all better off when our neighbors are healthy.
Angela was able to apply that principle during her first activist experience in 1987 when the county decided to let voters weigh in on keeping Flow Memorial Hospital open. She was able to work alongside her mom in a campaign to keep the hospital open. While the campaign did not succeed and the hospital closed, she witnessed her mother and a team of community activists work to create a non-profit clinic to serve the needs of women without insurance in Denton, filling a huge community need through teamwork and persistence. That example shaped Angela’s view of how we get important work done.
Angela is a proud graduate of Denton High School and the University of North Texas. She got involved in politics with the Texas Young Democrats at UNT and by volunteering on local campaigns during college. After graduation, she worked for a Congressman in his Washington, DC, office and then worked on several campaigns around Texas. She finally moved back to Denton to work at Girl Scouts Cross Timbers Council as the Director of Programs and Adult Development while earning her master’s degree in Communications Studies at UNT.
After graduate school, Angela took her experience to teaching full time for a high school leadership program focused on civics and leadership and as an adjunct professor at several DFW-area community colleges. During this time, she met the love of her life, Frednel Isma. In 2012, she moved to Haiti to be with him and to teach high school and run a small business. They added to their family in 2015 with Leo who continued the family tradition as the sixth generation of Texans in the family. Once back permanently in Denton, Angela finally landed the teaching job she had long wanted at UNT in the Communication Studies Department.
Angela and Freddy are proud to be raising Leo in the community she considers her hometown and she would be honored to bring Denton County values to the Texas Legislature.
If you are in House District 64 in Denton County make sure you vote!
Early voting - October 13 to October 30
Election Day - November 3
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