(Via NBCNEWS.COM) #Pride30: Air Force veteran Gina Ortiz Jones is vying to represent Texas in Congress

If elected in November, Ortiz Jones would be the first openly LGBTQ person and the first Filipina-American to represent Texas in Congress.

Gina Ortiz Jones is a U.S. Air Force veteran and the Democratic nominee for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. She is gunning for office — and the history books. If elected, Jones will be the first Iraq veteran, the first Filipina-American and the first lesbian to represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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