Congresswoman Kay Granger, TX-12
Congresswoman Kay Granger began her career in public service as
Mayor of Fort Worth from 1989 to 1995, where she cut crime by 49%
in four years. In November 1996, Kay made history when she became
the first Republican and the first woman ever elected to represent
Texas Congressional District 12.
Early on in her Congressional career, she established herself as a
leader on education, health care and national security issues. She
soon was asked to serve on the Speaker’s Health Care Task Force
where she pushed for more access and better affordability on health
care. And in 1999, she began serving on the House Appropriations
Committee. Today she still serves on that committee and sits on the
Defense, Homeland Security and Military Construction/Veterans
Affairs Subcommittees. She remains a national leader in fighting
for the men and women who fight for us.
Today she serves as co-chair of the Iraqi Women’s Caucus and of the
Anti-Terrorism Caucus. In the course of three congressional
delegation visits during a two-year-period in the Middle East, she
worked with and mentored Iraqi women who now either hold elected
positions or are leaders in their communities.