|Name||Jana Lynne Sanchez|
|Address||112 W. Randol Mill Rd |
Arlington, Texas , United States
Feb 08, 2021 11:51pm
|Info||Jana Lynne Sanchez grew up in the Ellis County, Texas towns of Maypearl, Midlothian and Waxahachie. Her grandparents, Lonjino and Iris, migrant farm workers, settled in Rockett, outside of Waxahachie in the 1950s. Her grandfather was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who lived in the U.S. most of his life, before becoming a citizen in 1969, just one year before his death. Her father, Jerry, one of 27 children, grew up on the road and with little formal education. |
Jana attended public schools in Ellis County and, Rice University in Houston. She paid for her formal education with multiple scholarships, financial aid, student loans, work-study jobs and the support of her family. After graduating with a degree in Political Science, Jana went on to work as a political fundraiser in California, raising millions of dollars for state and local candidates. She also managed political campaigns in Alabama before turning to journalism.
Jana began writing about food and travel for the Baltimore Sun before becoming a technology journalist and eventually, a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Amsterdam. In 2005, Jana co-founded CitySavvy, an award-winning financial and corporate communications agency with offices in London and Amsterdam (www.citysavvy.com). She returned to Texas at the end of 2014.
Jana is running for public office to protect the American dream for all families and to help secure the futures of the state and country she loves.
She serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Social Sciences at Rice and is active in progressive political causes in Texas. She’s an aspiring country songwriter, singer and guitarist. She worships at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waxahachie.