Lillian Salerno - Attorney, businesswoman
Why are you running for Congress?
I’m running because I know how hard it is to fight for every opportunity when the cards are stacked against you, and I believe the people of TX-32 deserve a leader who will fight for them.
My story is also the American story. I grew up with few resources. I am a first-generation college graduate and paid for my tuition at UT-Austin through Pell grants and by waiting tables. I started my first business at the age of twenty-five, earned my law degree from SMU, ultimately entered public service, and raised three kids (a son and two adopted daughters) as a single mom. I was able to create the life I have now because I had economic opportunity, and because of people who believed in me and invested in me. My story is one that voters in this district can relate to -- every person deserves a fair shot to build a life for themselves.