Amanda Edwards seeks to implement change by becoming the next U.S. Senator from Texas. On March 3, 2020, the citizens of Texas will have the opportunity to vote for Edwards.
The Houston native recently sat down with rolling out to share her vision for the future.
Please share some of your background with our readers.? When did you decide to become interested in politics?
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I currently serve 2.3 million Texans as an at-large city council member. So that means I represent the entire city of Houston presently, and I’ve been serving in that role for the past four years.
When did you decide you were interested in politics?
I was always interested in public service, but I had to align with my purpose, which really relates to empowering people and communities. And I’ve been very busy with my work as a city council member.
If you win the election, what would be the first thing that you do in office?
I think one of the first things that we have to do will be tied to a life or death issue. And just to give you a sense of my background, my father was diagnosed with cancer when I was 10 years old and passed away when I was 17 years old. We have to do something about the rise in [costs for] prescription medicine so that people have access to healthcare.
What do you think will be your biggest challenge if elected?
Politics in Washington. If you’re not the party in the majority, I think it’s a challenge. I think we’ve got to find ways to work to find some common ground to impact the community. We’ve got to do better on all sides to deliver the results that we talk about.