ABOUT the campaign
No campaign or candidate can be successful without a team of people helping them. I am so proud to introduce my team to you.
As a group, we have worked on 37 political campaigns at all levels, from local City Council and School Board races to Presidential races, and everything in between. I have worked on almost a dozen campaigns in the district over the last 5 years, and on state and national campaigns for more than 10 years.
My core team has worked on the race to flip Texas 31 for three years, starting with my first campaign for the seat. The time and effort to invest in the district developing relationships and building grassroots networks are critical to winning this race. I founded groups of voter registrars in both Williamson and Bell counties, and these groups have registered more than 6500 voters in 2019 alone. These groups and networks form the base of people needed to flip a district like Texas 31. We cannot leave anything to chance: we must nominate a candidate who has shown the ability to organize and lead the diverse network necessary to win.
My team includes members with political science, marketing and finance, and education degrees, giving us a broad range of training and experience necessary to win the race. We have engaged advisors from across the country who have experience with Congressional races. We have more than 70 in-district volunteers who are already calling, block walking, and sending postcards to voters. We have networks of out-of-district volunteers helping us reach out to voters for the Get Out The Vote effort.
Please take a minute to get to know this team. We will continue to work hard through this election and after as we work to make a Texas 31 that works for everyone!
ABOUT the team
Jaquita Wilson is a longtime community servant, activist, and organizer. She has lived in Georgetown, TX for seven years as a military wife, and mother of five.
Wilson received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Montclair State University, as well as passed her Secondary Education Praxis from the State of New York. With experience as a teacher and Education Coordinator for Casa Guadalupe, Wilson taught locally with Rawleigh Elliott Head Start for several years before becoming Director of Liberty Hill Head Start. She is the chair of the Strategic Partnerships committee for the city of Georgetown. Jaquita ran for Georgetown School Board and City Council, successfully increasing voter turnout and community outreach.
Jaqutia, has worked as Dr. Mann’s Campaign Manager since 2017 and the two have continued to build grassroots networks across Williamson and Bell counties. She has worked as a consultant, volunteer or staffer for 12 other local campaigns. She firmly believes change begins with community, and we must focus on access and equity until all can thrive.
Deputy Campaign Manager
Born and raised in the Georgetown-area, Michelle Cedeño has been a lifelong community advocate. With a focus in Latin American Border Studies and Political Science, Michelle has worked as an immigration activist with organizations such as United We Dream, Texas Here To Stay, and Voto Latino.
Most recently, she has consulted on several local, senatorial, and congressional campaigns, currently as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Dr. Christine Eady Mann for TX-31.
Laura is a native Houstonian, where she got her start in politics as the youngest fellow for Annise Parker’s two re-election campaigns.
She has lived in TX-31 for six years. A graduate from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, Laura focuses on political communication, and race/ethnicity studies.
She has a passion for news, politics, and community. Laura currently serves as the Communications Director for Team Christine.
Renee Schalk has been engaged in political activism for decades with a passion in voter suppression and human equality. She is a 2014 Texas-transplant from NYC. She is also the wife of a retired Army Military Veteran and the mother of 7 children including 2-year-old triplets.
Ms. Schalk is a graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Sociology. She worked for the Texas Department of Child Protective Services as a Caseworker which led her to start a business with her husband. She has since passionately engaged in Texas politics as an Administrator for the Wilco Indivisible FaceBook Group and currently serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Dr. Christine Eady Mann’s Congressional Campaign.
Tiffanie is a TX-31 native, passionate educator, designer, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion professional with a community focus.
She teaches Marketing at Round Rock High School and is also a campus and district racial equity leader. Tiffanie received her B.S. and MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Finance from Baylor University and is currently Team Christine’s Finance Director.
Taryn is Christine's daughter and oldest child. She has been working on the campaign since 2017. Taryn attended college in London, UK where she studied filmmaking and acting.
Taryn has served as a volunteer deputy voter registrar and worked along side her mom for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.
Taryn volunteers as the campaigns creative director, creating the campaigns branding, logo, web store merchandise, campaign literature, and designing and maintaining the campaigns website. She has also been part of the finance team, involved in fundraising, field organizing, and voter outreach.