Gina Calanni is a native Texan, multi-published author, and working mother of three school-aged boys, who is running to serve Texas House District 132 in Austin. As a single mom whose kids attend Katy ISD schools, Gina is running to ensure quality public education and access to affordable healthcare for Texas families.
Gina understands firsthand the challenges facing everyday Texans. As an undergraduate at UT-Arlington, she had to withdraw just a semester before graduation after her father’s death. After having her first son, she went back to school and graduated with honors from St. Edward’s University, while working full-time as a paralegal for the Travis County Attorney’s Office.
Gina is proud to call District 132 her home and moved specifically to this area for the quality public schools. She is committed to making sure that all Texas children have access to a quality education, and will be a voice in Austin for students, parents and teachers.
Gina is also an active volunteer in her community. She recently served as a gala chairperson for Elijah Rising, an organization that fights sex trafficking and provides rehabilitation and aftercare to the victims, and is a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar in Harris County.
Gina is a marathon runner and Master Scuba Diver. She has overcome many obstacles in her own life, and is ready to put her tenacity and experience to work for the people of House District 132.