I'm Rayna Reid.
I’m a lawyer, born and raised in the South to a middle-class family. As the daughter of two small business owners, my parents instilled in me the values of education and hard work. I’m a graduate of the University of Houston (Go Coogs!), Columbia Law School, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell University, in addition to being a long-time public servant. I taught 9th grade math in Philadelphia and have worked at the highest levels of government, including the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, the White House under the Obama administration, and the City of Houston.
On it like a Bluebonnet.
Growing up, I was taught that it’s better to have and not need than to need and not have. We need someone here in Houston who’s prepared to step up and make sure that we don’t keep ending up in positions where we need and don’t have. I was an eyewitness to the failures of our leadership during both the COVID-19 pandemic and winter storm, and saw how we all collectively struggled together. Preparedness is key--that’s why my platform is public health. Public health promotes the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play, and we have the power to save lives and reduce human suffering.
And I'm not staying in my lane.
Leadership in this country has looked the same way for a long time, but we can’t stop advocating for the future of our community. I will fight for safer streets, maternal health supports, and world-class infrastructure. I will keep showing up for you, and I’m running for Congress (TX-02) because I want to show everyone what real leadership in Texas can look like.