Elect Democratic Women Congratulates Michelle Vallejo (TX-15), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Julie Johnson (TX-32) on their Victories in the Texas Primary

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Elect Democratic Women (EDW), the Congressional Member-led committee dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to Congress, congratulates the following women on their victories in Tuesday’s Texas primary elections:

  • Michelle Vallejo, TX-15
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, TX-18
  • Julie Johnson, TX-32

“The EDW Board congratulates Michelle, Rep. Jackson Lee, and Julie on their victories in Tuesday’s primary elections. All three women are true public servants and have been champions for women’s reproductive rights and policies that will uplift all women and families. We know they will continue to be strong and effective leaders,” said EDW Chair, Rep. Lois Frankel. “EDW is proud to have supported Michelle, Rep. Jackson Lee, and Julie and we look forward to continuing to work with them to ensure their victory in November.”

Michelle Vallejo, TX-15: Michelle Vallejo, the owner of a thriving local flea market that serves thousands of people in her community and supports local entrepreneurs, will advance to the general election where she will face Republican Rep. Monica De La Cruz to flip this competitive seat from red to blue.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, TX-18: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has represented Texas in the House of Representatives for nearly fourteen terms. She is a champion for women’s rights and civil rights and will always fight to protect children and families. She will advance to the general election and face Republican nominee Lana Centonze in this solid blue district. 

Julie Johnson, TX-32: Julie Johnson, an attorney and member of the Texas House of Representatives, will advance to the general election to fill Rep. Colin Allred’s open, solidly blue seat. The Republican nominee will be decided in a run-off election.  


Elect Democratic Women was formed in 2018 by Democratic members of Congress with the purpose of electing more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress and higher office, based on the understanding that democracy is best served by a diverse Congress that reflects the people they represent.

The Executive Board is made up of six sitting members of Congress: Chair Lois Frankel, Rep. Joyce Beatty, Rep. Julia Brownley, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Annie Kuster, and Rep. Norma Torres.