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Cherokee County, Texas Democratic Women

2019 Scholarship Benefit

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

 UPDATE April 2, 2019:  2019 Scholarship Benefit has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 30, 2019.  Tickets purchased for the March 28th rescheduled event are valid.    The Texas Democratic Women and the Cherokee County, Texas Democrats Club will host at 6:00p.m, at Los Regios Restaurant Mexican Restaurant, 517 East Rusk, Jacksonville, Texas guest speaker Retired Colonel Kim Olson.

Kim Olson - Guest Speaker

Director of HR for Dallas ISD - Oversaw 22,000 employees and 1 billion dollar budget.  Weatherford ISD Trustee – Earned Texas Outstanding Board of the Year. CEO of Grace After Fire – Helped over 6,000 Veteran families and ensured equitable access to care. Texas Women’s Hall of Fame - Inducted in 2014 for her public service to Texans.  United States Air Force - 25 years service, retired Colonel. Among first generation of female military pilots, commanded troops in combat zones, including Iraq, and volunteered 3 years with Texas State Guard.  4th Generation Farmer & Educator – Kim, a Master Gardener, lectures on small-scale regenerative agriculture and practices sustainable eco-ag on her family farm where she and her husband, Kent, raise fruits, vegetables, and pecans sold to direct markets, keep beehives for pollination and honey, and restore native grassland. Kim Olson ran for the Texas Commissioner of Agriculture and earned an impressive 46.4% of Texas votes in her unsuccessful bid.  Although unsuccessful Kim has opened the door for Democrats to challenge Republicans in Texas.

 

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