DALLAS – Conservative businesswoman and Republican candidate for Congress Genevieve Collins announced today that she has earned the endorsement of former Texas State Senator John Carona.
Carona was first elected to the Texas State Senate in 1997 and served the 16th district until 2015. During his time in the State Senate, he served as chair of the Transportation and the Business and Commerce Committees, and was elected President Pro Tempore. Before his time in the Senate, Carona served three terms in the Texas State House of Representatives beginning in 1990. He has received more than 400 awards for his public service, including receiving the Top 10 Legislator and Legislator of the Year awards multiple times. Carona is an accomplished businessman who founded association management firm Associa in 1979, where he currently serves as chairman and CEO.
“I served hardworking Texans and promoted their values for over twenty years, and I have no doubt that Genevieve Collins has what it takes to fight for those same values. As a businessperson myself, I believe in Genevieve because she is an accomplished businesswoman who has helped grow a company from 36 employees to almost 300. In Congress, I believe she will utilize her skills learned in business to serve us as a strong proponent for conservative values like protecting life and securing our border,” Carona said. “Genevieve is an energetic and consistent leader who can deliver results, not just empty promises. I believe that she is the obvious choice for voters in the Republican primary on March 3rd, and I’m proud to endorse her candidacy for Congress.”
“I’m so honored to have earned the endorsement of Senator Carona. His record of service both to his community and the state of Texas speak for themselves. As a fellow businessperson, Senator Carona’s impressive career continues to inspire me to want to bring that same acumen to Congress,” said Collins. “It’s time we elect business-minded leaders to represent us in Congress, and that’s why I’m proud to have his endorsement in this fight.”
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.