She's a democrat running for Texas' 11th congressional district seat, which includes San Angelo.
Jennie Lou Leeder, candidate, spoke to a crowd Monday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.
She's a former educator, businesswoman, and coach.
From Llano, Texas, she served as the County Chair and in 2014 served on the rural subcommittee, urban county subcommittee and the legislative committee.
"I'm a seventh generation Texan," Leeder said. "Our family has a century family farm where I learned the values of rural America and how important they are for businesses."
The general election for district 11 is in November 2018.