Candidate name: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee State: Texas Bio: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is running for re-election to the U.S. Congress, representing Texas’ 18th District. Lee was first elected to the House in 1994 and has been described by the Center for Effective Lawmaking at the University of Virginia as the second most effective Democratic member of Congress. In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Lee noted, “I’m a lightning rod. I don’t mince speaking because I have a passion for the Constitution. I know when things are right and wrong.” For more information: