Former Republican Primary Candidate for U.S. Congress (TX-21)
A heartfelt thank you for all of your support, encouragement and votes.
This was my first race, but not my last.
I’m Jenifer Sarver and I ran to serve the 21st District in the United States Congress in the 2018 Primary Election.
I am a small business owner who grew up in South Texas in a working class family, the daughter of a minister and an educator. I have lived a life infused by faith, family and freedom. Like many others, I have experienced the American Dream through hard work, persistence and grit. But I know the American Dream is out of reach for so many, who work hard to get ahead, but whose wages don’t keep up with rising health care costs, living expenses and taxes. I ran for Congress to make the American Dream more attainable for more of our families.
I ran because I believe we need to reclaim the core Republican values of limited government, local control and restrained spending. I believe our government can and should be effective, innovative and responsive to the needs of its citizens. And, whenever possible, it should get out of the way of progress and economic growth.
I do not believe in the false choice that we have to sacrifice our principles to solve problems. Plenty of people take principled stands in politics, not enough of our leaders solve problems. I believe we need more problem solvers in Washington and in our communities here in Texas.
Importantly, I believe deeply that every life has dignity and worth, and how we govern, treat one another and talk to each other matters. I pledge to do my part to restore civility and respect to the political process. The politics of personal destruction have no place in the arena of ideas.
While I ultimately was not successful in the Primary, I will continue to hold true to these ideals and fight for a better tomorrow for all of us.