2 more Republicans, another Democrat announce campaigns for Flores’ congressional seat
“The purpose of government is to protect the rights of the people,” Rowin states on her website. “These rights were given by God, not government. Let’s get back to the basics of freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”Rowin also states on her website that she knows she will need hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions to run a successful campaign but believes in grassroots fundraising.“I do not believe it was the intention of our founding fathers to have only wealthy people or those who have access to such large campaign budgets represent their district,” she states on her website.Additionally, David Anthony Jaramillo, a former Marine who served in Iraq, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. District 17 seat.Jaramillo is a longtime resident of McLennan County and former employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a press release. His father also served on active duty in the Marine Corps for 20 years. Jaramillo enlisted in the Marines after graduating from Mart High School in 2005.After serving in Iraq, Jaramillo reenlisted and was stationed in Quantico, Virginia, attached to the White House Military Office, where he obtained a Top Secret Yankee White security clearance and was awarded a Presidential Service Badge. He and his family moved back to Waco in 2013.