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Portrait of MJ Hegar

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MJ Hegar

TX-31 (D)
Current office holder: John Carter (R)
MJ is a decorated Air Force Veteran who is passionate about protecting families, preserving personal freedom, and defending our nation. After three tours in Afghanistan as a rescue helicopter pilot, MJ was awarded a purple heart and Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device for her service. Upon returning home she was a key member of the fight to repeal the Combat Exclusion Policy, ensuring that all jobs in the military are open to both men and women. MJ is also the author of the bestselling memoir Shoot Like a Girl.
How does MJ align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: MJ believes that a living minimum wage, job training opportunities, wage equity and a strong education system can be achieved while supporting small businesses.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: MJ has been a tireless advocate for women's equality in the military and believes strongly in personal freedom.
  • Healthy People & Communities: MJ believes that quality, affordable health care is a basic right and that we need stronger parental leave policies.
Background information
  • Veteran
  • Ceiling Crasher
Endorsements
MJ Hegar has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • EMILY's List

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