Mom, Army Vet, Badass: Alexis Frank Aims For Congress

UPDATE: Saturday April 29, 2017 at 9:50 p.m. PST — The special election primary for this Congressional seat is this upcoming Tuesday May 2, 2017. If you are in or around South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, or you’re a neighbor who just wants to help a worthy cause and candidate, Alexis needs volunteers!

Also, check out this fantastic follow-up video addressing her critics by the candidate, Alexis Frank herself!

PREVIOUSLY — 26-year-old Alexis Frank is not a career politician, and she doesn’t have any money. But on May 2, the self-proclaimed progressive Democrat is vying for Congress in South Carolina’s special election to fill the seat left vacant by Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) in the Palmetto State’s 5th Congressional District.

Frank’s announcement adds a breath of fresh air in the race, which holds a primary on May 2 and a special election on June 20, 2017, and has so far been about a crowded field of Republican candidates in a GOP-controlled district. But as the resistance movement continues with no end in sight, Frank (and the Democrats) is hoping that she can flip this district with the newly “woke” insurgency behind her.

You can learn more about Alexis and donate to her campaign at her official campaign website, www.Frank4Congress.com.

Frank’s primary opponent, Democrat Archie Parnell is a 66-year-old Goldman Sachs banker who, like Frank, is a native of South Carolina

Frank says she is running for Congress to “help improve the lives of the citizens” of her district by “prioritizing better education for children, protecting veterans and their families, ensuring all citizens have access to affordable healthcare, and by providing jobs with better wages.” How? She plans on listening. Don’t knock it — governance through listening is what America needs in a government and political atmosphere where it seems nobody is. Plus, listening tours are a staple of another political lady we love. 

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Of the 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, only 83 (19.1%) are currently occupied by women, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. The Senate does not fare much better, with 21 female Senators in the 100-seat body.

Women of color are even less represented: only 38 members of the 115th United States Congress are African American females, with only 61 women of color having served ever. Ever.

Of course, that’s not a reason to vote for her. Frank is worthy of being elected all on her own merits. Because she is a veteran having served six years in the Army, because she is a smart and concerned woman without corporate interests, because she is a trailblazer seeking to flip this district and fight back against the likes of Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos…

We’re with her.

About Alex Mohajer 182 Articles
Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a rising political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley and is a Juris Doctor graduate from Chapman University School of Law. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. By night, Alex is an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

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