The Republican woman candidates for United States Representatives increase as we get closer to the 2022 Election. We have eight Republican women running against democrats. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has led a national effort to increase the number of Republican women elected to Congress through her PAC, E-PAC.
Four candidates are running in battleground districts, currently democrat seats. Representatives Susie Lee in Nevada (D-03), Vicente Gonzalez in Texas (D-15), Cheri Bustos in Illinois (D-17), and Democrat Jennifer Wexton in Virginia (D-10) all have Republican Woman challengers backed by E-PAC and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
April Becker (NV – 03, Twitter) is a lawyer, wife, mother of young children, and small business owner. Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez (TX – 15, Twitter) grew up in a home with her single mother and worked through college to become a successful small business owner. Esther Joy King (IL – 17, Twitter) is training as a lawyer and Captain in the Army Reserve. Other candidates running for this seat are republican Terry Schilling and democrat State Rep. Mike Halpin. Finally, in Virginia, Jeanine Lawson (VA – 10, Twitter) has been one of the leading conservative voices winning in deep-blue Northern Virginia.
Underperforming democrat seats
Two candidates are running against underperforming democrat seats in Kansas and New Hampshire. In New Hampshire, Democrat Chris Pappas (D-01) has a few challengers, including 2020 Republican nominee Matt Mowers, Marine veteran Julian Acciard, Freshman state Rep. Tim Baxter, and former challengers White House staffer Karoline Leavitt. In Kansas, Republican State Rep. Chris Croft and Former state GOP chair Amanda Adkins are running against Democrat Sharice Davids (D-03).
Karoline Leavitti (NH – 01, Twitter) has the backing of E-PAC and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Leavitti also worked in the White House for President Donald J. Trump. She worked as a Presidential Writer, Assistant Press Secretary for Kayleigh McEnany, and the Communications Director for Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik.
Jen Kiggans (VA – 02, Twitter) is running in a safe blue seat with hopes of breaking through and flipping it red. The seat was won by Biden 51.5 to 46.7. She is VA State Senator, former Navy helicopter pilot, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, and mom to 4.
Lisa Scheller (PA – 07, Twitter) is running in the safe-blue seat in Pennsylvania. Biden won the seat 51.8 to 47.0. Lisa is the granddaughter of immigrants who founded Silberline Manufacturing Co. She is currently the chairman and president of the company.