DALLAS – Today, conservative businesswoman and Republican candidate for Congress Genevieve Collins announced she had received the endorsement of American war hero and former United States Congressman Sam Johnson.
Johnson, an American hero and giant of the United States Congress, represented Texas’ 3rd district from 1991 until his retirement in 2019. Prior to his time in Congress, he served in the United States Air Force for 29 years including in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, Johnson was held captive for seven years – for his bravery and service, he was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with valor, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Legion of Merit Medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Air Medals, the Prisoner of War Medal, and two Silver Star Medals. The Silver Star Medal is the United States Armed Forces’ third-highest personal decoration for valor in combat.
“In my over 50 years of military service and service to the good people of Texas in Congress, I know what it means to fight for this nation both abroad and here at home. I know what it means to take an oath to protect our Constitution, and I certainly know what it takes to fulfill that oath. Genevieve Collins will fulfill that oath, and that’s why I’m proud to endorse her in her campaign for Congress,” said Johnson. “I’ve known Genevieve for a long time – she is exactly the type of person we need representing us in Congress. Dynamic, knowledgeable, and respectful, she knows that to succeed in representing others, first and foremost you must be able to listen. I am happy to endorse my good friend today and urge conservatives in the 32nd district to join me in doing the same."
“It is such an incredible honor to earn the endorsement of my dear friend Rep. Sam Johnson. His 57 years of service to our country both abroad and here at home can never be fully repaid, but I look forward to doing my small part by representing the 32nd district boldly and courageously,” added Collins. “Mr. Johnson is an absolute rock in the history of Congress who served as acting Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and Chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee. His legacy will live forever and I am proud to earn his support.”
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.