All in….

That’s what Amarillo City Councilwoman and small business owner, Elaine Hays is after announcing her bid to run for the 13th Congressional District seat.

At her home in Amarillo Hays spoke with us about some of the concerns she wants to address throughout the district.

With a strong background in financial planning fiscally responsibility, initiatives to promote economic growth, and supporting small businesses will be a major part of her platform.

The Amarillo City Councilwoman and small business owner added that America has the largest economy in the world and It’s time to have more business-minded individuals with backgrounds in economics helping to write public policies that affect every business owner and family in our country.

One of the key issues Hays will address.

Hays has roots throughout the 13th District. She grew up in Bridgeport, Texas, and has lived in Amarillo since 1985. Hays is a mother of four and has four grandchildren. She is a small businesswoman, an avid reader, and a former collegiate basketball player. She earned her B.B.A. in Marketing from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from West Texas A&M University. Hays has co-authored two books on financial planning from a biblical perspective and runs a small business with her husband, Tracy.

The congressional seat is currently held by Mac Thornberry who recently announced his retirement after twenty-five years of service. The Republican primary election will be held on March 3, 2020.

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