Lela Pittenger (R-TX-Senate)
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Lela Mae Pittenger
Lela Pittenger Senatorial Candidate Texas
Biography of Lela Pittenger from the Committee to Elect Lela Pittenger for U.S. Senate
Lela Pittenger is a native Texan. She was born in Lubbock to an agriculture family and lived throughout the Panhandle and West Texas. Moving to Sherman, Texas to attend Austin College, she majored in English and put herself through college working multiple jobs and as an intern in the school’s Financial Aid office. This experience in Institutional Enrollment created the opportunity to work as an Admissions Counselor for her alma mater. Lela spent two years helping families across Texas and the Southwest make their best possible decisions concerning higher education and sharing with them how they might best finance their degrees. It was during this time that Lela met her husband Greg. They moved to Dallas where she began work at a luxury retailer and pursued her Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution from SMU. The growth in education and experience in the Executive Office of her employer taught her much about what it takes to bring together people with different ideas and abilities to help build a team that can achieve their goals.
While living in Dallas, Greg and Lela got the news that his grandmother had a stroke. After much prayer and consideration, they decided to move to the Texas Hill Country to live with her and help her age in her home. Commuting to Dallas on a weekly basis, Lela finished her Master’s Degree in 2007 and became a full-time caregiver. During this time she has been a weekly volunteer for The Friends Foundation, volunteered in her church and taught Bible studies for a year, became a Certified Ombudsman in the state of Texas and a volunteer tax preparer for her community.
In the last few years she has become active in politics in Hays County, attending all of the 2008 Republican conventions culminating in the rare experience at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Over the last 4 years she has moved from concerned to alarmed at the direction of the nation and is passionate about doing her part to return our nation to its roots of Judeo-Christian values and Constitutional government. It is with this passion that she has decided to run for United States Senate and give all she has to representing the values of Conservatives across Texas.
Always an out-of-the box thinker, Lela has a passion for finding new ways to solve complex issues that have so divided our nation, while maintaining a conservative approach. Some of the issues that are most important to her are protecting family values, the Economy, elections’ integrity, the takeover of Healthcare, issues with Immigration and the Border, states’ rights, U.S. sovereignty, Pro-life legislation, reform of the tax code and national disaster preparedness.