Represent Texas is a grassroots organization dedicated to nurturing the next generation of Texas leadership and ensuring the right to vote for Texans everywhere.

For too long Texas has let large swaths of our state remain uncontested and unrepresented. That ends now. Represent Texas is committed to recruiting and supporting Texas candidates who are committed to fight for working people in traditionally overlooked mid-sized cities, as well as suburban and rural parts of the state.

Contribute today to help recruit and support quality candidates in every square inch of Texas!

What We Stand For

Represent Texas is dedicated to recruiting and supporting quality candidates for office in areas of Texas that have been neglected by political power structures. We want representatives who actually lead-- not Texans who blindly follow shadowy special-interest groups. Even in years where Texas had a record number of contested elections, Democrats still had large swaths of Texas where we failed to even recruit a candidate.

Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country. And if we aren’t willing to fight in areas of this state that have been neglected by the political class, we will not be able to create lasting, meaningful change.

We support candidates who can expand representation by advocating for policies to help Texans most-- expanding medicaid, promoting universal rural broadband, investing in strong public schools, and providing solutions in the fight for affordable, safe healthcare access. To do that, we must take this fight to parts of our state that are overlooked-- and Represent Texas PAC is committed to fighting those hard fights.

We will help endorsed candidates with their field operations, analytics and other big-ticket upfront costs to help remove barriers to entry to launching an effective campaign. Through aggressive recruitment, training and support of strong candidates in every corner of Texas, we can ensure more Texans have quality choices on Election Day.

Uncontested races in big swaths of Texas have led to a breakdown in government, and our legislature has stopped working for us. It's time to break up the “good ol’ boy's club” whose actions have put our health, infrastructure and environment in danger.

We're creating a new generation of Texan talent.

Texas is a big state Progressive, politically motivated Texans deserve to have a way to stay in and fight for Texas.

We fight everywhere, for everyone.

We won’t back down from a fight. Texans across the state deserve diverse, dynamic leadership that puts their interests first.

Who We Are

Represent Texas is led by Lillian Salerno and Kendall Scudder, both long-time political volunteers and former candidates themselves. Both Lillian and Kendall believe it's time to invest in the next generation of Texas leadership, everywhere.

Lillian Salerno

Lillian Salerno hails from a big Irish/Italian Catholic family and considers herself a small town girl from rural Texas. Lillian is a serial entrepreneur, activist, mom, and attorney who has worked for years behind-the-scenes in both Texas and Washington DC, including as a high-ranked official at the United States Department of Agriculture in the Obama administration. Lillian ran in the crowded Democratic field of contenders for Texas’s 32nd Congressional District in 2018, and made it to the runoff, but did not take the nomination. Lillian is a co-host of Pod Bless Texas and helps recruit and advise candidates and works on rural and healthcare issues.

"We need leaders across the state who better reflect our communities and fight for things that will help all Texans.”

Kendall Scudder

Born and raised in rural NE Texas, Kendall Scudder has been organizing Democratic campaigns since before he could vote and spent most of his college years running for hard fought, narrowly lost city council seats in Huntsville, Texas. After receiving his degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University, Kendall came back home and was the first millennial to be nominated by a major political party for the Texas State Senate where he lost by the closest margin in 15 years, but is still serving the district as its State Democratic Executive Committeeman. Today, Kendall is one of the co-hosts of Pod Bless Texas and is a candidate for his Masters in Political Management at George Washington University. Kendall has worked on every type of campaign from local utility district boards to presidential campaigns, but prefers hard races in tough districts.

“People in forgotten parts of our state deserve champions, too.”

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