Stephanie and Claire founded Blue Horizon Texas in 2021, after both running for Texas State House in heavily Republican districts in 2018 and 2020.
They both lost. Both times. But they did better the second time and pushed their opponents to the left. Neither incumbent sought re-election in 2022.
Their experience campaigning in long-held Republican districts, and discussions with many other candidates who ran in similar districts across the state, revealed systemic and structural gaps in the support networks for the new faces of Democratic and progressive candidates for state and local office. They resolved to work to fill the gaps to give others a better shot at success.
Recruit, prepare, and support Democratic and progressive candidates running in rural, exurban, and traditionally Republican districts in Texas by improving the support infrastructure, knowledge base, and resources available for non-traditional candidates in underinvested races across the state
An ever bigger blue horizon in Texas with candidate support for every district across the state
Meet Our Team
Aimee served as a Community Engagement Manager in the Blue Horizon Online Community, with a specific focus on engaging and activating volunteers in our Volunteer Network, during the 2022 election cycle.
Previously, Aimee worked as a campaign manager for a Texas State House campaign. She has managed nationwide teams of volunteers, led widescale research projects, and co-founded three organizations.
Aimee enjoys marketing, editing, and shaping messaging, and is a passionate about empowering people, whether volunteers or candidates, so they can work together toward the Blue Horizon.
Yvonne first came to Blue Horizon Texas in the spring of 2022 as a member of our volunteer Bluebonnet Data Team. She then joined the team as a summer intern focused on Website Design and User Experience.
Yvonne is a student at Smith College, completing her senior year as a Psychology major.
During her time with Blue Horizon, Yvonne overhauled the Blue Horizon website after conducting a comparative analysis and recommending visual and user experience design improvements.
Three Sister Organizations
Growing a blue Texas requires a strategic plan with a commitment to making the long-term investments in community organizing and infrastructure building to elect Democrats and progressives statewide and in local communities. Blue Horizon's three sister organizations allow us to engage community leaders and prepare the candidates of tomorrow while also directly supporting the candidates of today.
Candidate Pipeline & Training
Blue Horizon Action Fund is a 501c4 nonprofit with a focus on Civic Education and Engagement. The mission of Blue Horizon Action Fund is to inspire, engage, and prepare local leaders ready to make the next step to run for office in red and rural areas of Texas.
Online Community & Volunteer Network
Blue Horizon Texas is a 527 non-profit that provides an online community for Democratic and progressive candidates, volunteers, county party chairs, and other coalition members to connect and access relevant and vetted campaign resources.
Direct Campaign Support
Blue Horizon Texas PAC is a Texas General Purpose Political Action Committee (GPAC) that provides direct support of Blue Horizon candidates, with a focus on campaign strategy, coaching, and data and field staffing.