FORMER STATE SENATOR FLORENCE SHAPIRO ENDORSES GENEVIEVE COLLINS FOR CONGRESS
DALLAS – Today, conservative businesswoman and Republican candidate for Congress in Texas' 32nd district Genevieve Collins announced she received the endorsement of former Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro.
Senator Shapiro represented the 2nd district in the Senate from 1993 until 1995, and then the 8th district from 1995 until her retirement in 2013. She served as the chair of the Senate Education Committee and was elected President pro tempore of the Senate in 2005. Prior to her time in the Senate, Senator Shapiro was a small business owner as well as a councilwoman and Mayor of Plano.
“Genevieve Collins is the clear choice in the Republican primary on March 3rd and I am happy to endorse her candidacy today. Genevieve has made education a key pillar of her platform, an area I am incredibly passionate about as a former teacher and chair of the Senate Education Committee. She shares my belief that every child in our great nation deserves a world class education and she has spent her career working to make that dream a reality for millions,” said Shapiro. “As a former small businesswoman myself, I also know what a difference it makes to bring real world business experience with you to elected office. It allows you to think critically and work with others to deliver results. Genevieve will take those same skills with her to office and make the 32nd district proud.”
“It is my honor to earn the endorsement of passionate trailblazer Senator Florence Shapiro. Her decades-long work on behalf of our state’s students and hardworking taxpayers speaks for itself. Her track record when it comes to fighting for our Texas values is pristine,” added Collins. “I have long looked up to Senator Shapiro and her ability to work with others regardless of party or beliefs. I’m running for this seat because we need more business-minded, passionate leaders with these attributes in Congress."
A 7th Generation Texan and 4th Generation Dallasite, Genevieve Collins is a lifelong Republican and graduate of the Cox School of Business at SMU. As Head of Corporate Strategy at Istation, a leading education technology firm Collins was named on of 2018 20 Under 40 in the Dallas area for her work turning around struggling school districts.