"Today, I am proud to announce my candidacy for the United States Congress in Texas' 32nd Congressional district," said Pierson on her opening statement, giving her reasons for running. "I was raised in this district. It is my home. I have seen it grow into one of the most vibrant, influential areas in the country. Families of all backgrounds call this district home, raise families, and start businesses here.
We represent the best of Texas. But we are not represented by the best in Texas." "It is up to us, the American people, to ensure the sun rises again on America." "I am living proof that anyone from any background can make a difference. When I arrived at my very first Tea Party in April of 2009, I stood at the podium as one of you: just a mom with no pedigree, just someone who refused to be a statistic. I was nothing more than a citizen of Dallas County who decided I had seen enough and I wanted my voice to be heard. We have come a long way since that spring day in 2009, the day together we started a revolution across this country that has shaken the walls of Washington."
Today our country and our party are at a crossroads. The reign of the ossified old Republican establishment is about to be ended by a new generation of young, principled conservatives. Katrina Pierson represents this breed of Republicans, destined to revive the party that stands for the best hopes of all Americans.