US House, TX-15

Michelle Vallejo


  • Supports investing in climate related infrastructure such as upgrading drainage, roads, and bridges to tackle flood related catastrophes 
  • Supports the development of Texas’ renewable energy economy 

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  • Toss up race
  • Rematch of the 2022 race where this open seat flipped from pro-environment leadership to anti-environment leadership  
  • Flipping this seat in Texas will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Michelle Vallejo is running to represent Texas's 15th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A native of Rio Grande Valley, she comes from a family of farm workers, immigrants, and entrepreneurs. She attended public schools before graduating from Columbia University, where she studied Political Science. Throughout her life, Vallejo helped her dad run his restaurant, the Pulga Los Portales. Vallejo is a small business owner and co-founded the New Leaders Council STX Frontera chapter as well as Hustle + Socialize. The former helps progressive community leaders advance equity in South Texas, while Hustle + Socialize is an annual women’s entrepreneurship conference providing support for minority women in business in south Texas. She is running for Congress in support of a federal jobs guarantee program that provides union jobs while reversing the impacts of climate change, electrification of public transport, investing in climate related infrastructure, increasing development to capitalize on Texas’ renewable energy,  and protecting underrepresented communities from facing the brunt of climate inaction. Vallejo is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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