Irene Armendariz Jackson
Working for Our Future
Irene Armendariz Jackson is a native of El Paso, where she has strong ties to the communities of both Ciudad Juarez and El Paso.
The daughter of naturalized Mexican immigrants, Irene knows the lengths parents will go to give the next generation a greater opportunity to live the American Dream.
As a realtor and small business owner, Irene understands the needs of the working class. As a wife, mother of three, and grandmother, she is committed to promoting strong family and moral values.
In 2020, Irene is running for U.S. Congress, giving a voice to the conservative population in El Paso. Our city is 80.7% Latino/Hispanic and Irene will bring together people of different viewpoints to continue domestic freedom.
Irene has held various political campaign positions; she has served as Constituency Leader, helped in communications and strategic planning, and was a Domestic Policy Advisor to the Republican Candidate for District 16 during the 2018 election. Irene has invested many volunteer hours in children’s programs, pro-life activities and support groups which shed light on the human trafficking crisis in the borderland of El Paso.
Irene holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Howard Payne University and a master’s degree in Government with a concentration in law and public policy from Regent University.
Irene’s Declaration on the Issues that Matter to Us
I am passionate about preserving liberty and the American Dream for future generations by fighting:
I will protect innocent human life — including protecting the preborn from abortion, fetal tissue experimentation, and embryonic research.
I will protect society from euthanasia, cloning, population control and human genetic engineering by supporting laws to protect our society from practices and policies that endanger innocent human life, by bringing awareness to the physical, emotional and spiritual harm to women, men and their families resulting from abortion. Babies are not an issue, they are lives that must be protected.
I will support the preservation of the “American Dream” of homeownership and economic prosperity by supporting and promoting U.S. workers through apprenticeship programs, reforming job training programs, and bringing businesses and educators together to ensure high-quality classroom instruction and on-the-job training.
We must offer the opportunity for more sustainable homeownership to a greater number of Americans by promoting competition in the housing finance market that will also preserve the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage for qualified homebuyers. We must fuel the programs that work for our middle class and provide a path of prosperity for those living in poverty.
We need a diversified economy that does not depend on one source of revenue. I will work to continue to lessen the tax burden on small businesses and entrepreneurs to encourage investment and job creation. We will work with our community and governmental entities to provide incentives for large businesses to relocate to El Paso and prosper with us as partners.
I will be a leading voice for economic policies and regulatory reforms that target job growth. Our economy is our collective financial lifeblood and we are all in it together. We will not hinder progress with excessive regulation or excessive taxation.
I will work hard in Congress to keep America safe and secure. Public Safety is one of the primary services of government, as stated in our Constitution.
The availability of quality first responders such as Police, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians is of the utmost importance to our campaign.
Additionally, our borders must be secure and our community must be safe.
I support the use of diplomacy to re-establish our nation’s efforts to secure our borders and to identify and dismantle transnational criminal organizations and gangs whose main mission is to turn a profit without regard to human suffering.
I will continue to work on developing long-lasting strategies for border infrastructure by investing in the right combination of personnel and technology; undertaking legislation and policy reforms that promote state and local cooperation, and developing the analytical capabilities to inform resource decisions and public policy choices.
As an El Paso native and wife of a Border Patrol Agent, I will tirelessly work until the border crisis is under control and we have relief for our citizens and our agents.