A former Miss Texas announced her intention to challenge incumbent state Rep. Angie Chen Button.
Averie Bishop, 26, will try to parlay recognition gained from her vocal stance on liberal issues in a predominantly conservative state to run as a Democrat to represent District 112 in the Texas legislature.
She has used her social media platforms to champion causes such as abortion rights, gun control measures and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Bishop’s move into the political arena is a notable departure from the usual nonpolitical stance of pageant participants.
The beauty queen discussed her campaign’s direction with the Texas Tribune.
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