For over 20 years, Lydia has brought people together to solve community problems. She is running because we need leaders who will listen and fight for all Texas families. Lydia is a community leader who successfully fought for paid sick time. She brought local faith communities together to protect Texas families from payday lenders who trap people in high-interest loans. In Austin, she’ll continue her fight for affordable healthcare, quality public education, and good, safe jobs.
Lydia holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. She is the author of The Politics of Evangelical Identity (Princeton University Press), and she writes about state policy, religion and politics for major national newspapers and academic journals. Lydia and her husband, public artist Norman Lee, are expecting their first child in May 2020.