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March 8, 2018 – Former Houston broadcast personality Dayna Steele has won the Texas 36th Congressional District Democratic Primary
garnering an impressive 72% of the votes cast. The New York Times was
among the earliest to call the election for the first time candidate,
releasing their announcement less than three hours of the closing of
polls on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The successful business woman,
best-selling author, speaker and former KLOL-FM standout will now face a
Republican incumbent in the fall elections.
: Melissa Etheridge and David Crosby show support for Dayna Steele campaign
Calling to mind remarks she made at a press conference announcing her
candidacy in May of 2017, Steele observed “The ‘most unlikely candidate
for Congress’ is now a step closer to a seat in Washington. I’m going
to take a quick but deep breath to enjoy this moment with my family,
then it’s back to work.”
On election night, the first time candidate graciously thanked her
staff, volunteers, neighbors and friends throughout the district, then
took a moment to express thanks to friends from her radio days for their
support. Among those who supported Steele’s campaign were legendary
artists Joan Jett, David Crosby, and Melissa Etheridge.
The candidate, who traveled the length and breadth of her vast district
in a wrapped campaign truck dubbed “Lady Liberty”, was endorsed by the
Houston Chronicle and former Houston mayor Annise Parker. She earned
the support of Texas AFL-CIO COPE, Our Revolution Harris County, the
Houston GLBT Caucus, the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, Howie’s
Klein’s Blue America, and the Sabine Area Central Labor Council, among
: Dayna Steele and supporters rock Numbers Night Club
Additional details on the Dayna Steele for Congress campaign are available at www.DaynaSteele36.com
, including information for volunteers and donors.
About Dayna Steele
Ms. Steele is a native Texan and has lived in Seabrook, Texas for over
27 years. She has been married to NASA Research Pilot and science
fiction author Charles Justiz, PhD for over 25 years and they have
raised 3 sons. The eldest, Cris, is married and now resides in Colorado
with his wife Elizabeth. Middle son Dack is at the University of Texas
in Austin, and his younger brother Nick is a high school senior. The
family includes 3 rescue dogs and one rescue cat.
The candidate has pledged to protect the interests of the elderly, the
young, the poor, veterans, women, the disabled, the LGBTQ community and
others whom she feels are not adequately served by the current
administration. Dayna Steele has also expressed concern over the
future of the Johnson Space Center, which she feels is source of pride,
inspiration and economic strength for the bay area.
The Texas Congressional District 36 runs from the Clear Lake area to
Toledo Bend, from Lake Livingston to the Louisiana border and
encompasses the southeastern portion of Harris County as well as the
entirety of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk and
Tyler Counties. The expansive district notably includes NASA and the
Johnson Space Center and the Big Thicket Natural Preserve.