National Endorsement Signals Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards is Primed to Succeed Jackson Lee to Become the Next Congresswoman from the 18th Congressional District

Higher Heights PAC Endorses Edwards in the 18th Congressional District Race

Style Magazine Newswire | 7/11/2023, 9:48 a.m.
Higher Heights for America PAC has endorsed Congressional candidate Amanda Edwards in the 18th congressional district race, while also endorsing …
Amanda Edwards

Higher Heights for America PAC has endorsed Congressional candidate Amanda Edwards in the 18th congressional district race, while also endorsing current Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in her 2023 bid for Houston Mayor. This early dual endorsement by the preeminent national African American women’s PAC, Higher Heights, signals their support ensuring two African American women will lead the region.

"Higher Heights PAC proudly supports Amanda Edwards for U.S. Congress. As Congresswoman Jackson Lee seeks the office of Mayor of Houston, Amanda is the right choice at the right time to step into this role. Her commitment to neighborhood service, her ability to solve complicated challenges, and her ability to effectively advocate for innovative policies are exactly what is needed in the United States Congress right now. We look forward to working hard to ensure the nation sees how Black women continue to lead when Amanda is sworn into office" -- Glynda C. Carr, President & CEO, Higher Heights for America PAC.

During her Juneteenth announcement, Edwards stated she was seeking to continue the strong legacy of servant leadership in the 18th Congressional District, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Congressman Mickey Leland, Congressman Craig Washington and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee have been examples of such leadership.

“I am grateful to receive an early endorsement from national powerhouse Higher Heights PAC for my bid to serve in Congress. This early support will build upon our strong fundraising start and the groundswell of community support our campaign has amassed to date. I am proud to be a part of the pipeline of black women who lead that Higher Heights supports,” Edwards states.

“Amanda understands the needs of the community and how to deliver results. She is a servant leader who is always present in our community. She listens to the challenges and makes it her priority to solve them,” community leader, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, states.

Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD and Emory University in Atlanta, where she earned a degree in political science, served as president for the college and was inducted into the Emory University Hall of Fame. Edwards also earned a J.D. from Harvard Law

School. She practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes.

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