Meet Kellen

My Story

A Texas native, I grew up in the suburb of Spring, Northwest of Houston. After graduating from Klein High School, I attended Texas Tech University where I double majored in Political Science and Spanish. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Stephen, and we have 3 girls: McKenna-6, Taylor-4 and Ellie-3.

Normally, the rest of this page would highlight my professional accomplishments, touting all the distinctions that set me apart. Rather, I want to highlight that I am your neighbor who doesn't always cut the grass before the weeds start to show; I am a mom who wonders some days if she is getting any part of this parenting thing right; I am a wife who loves her husband (even when he's wrong); and I am a Christian who can still struggle with unconditional love.

Why I'm Running

I co-founded The People's Campaign because it is time for a commitment to dig deeper: we need representatives who will put aside party politics and work together to find the best options to move us all forward. Current candidates may promise over and over that they will 'play nice' but then run to their platforms without ever looking back once they've arrived in Washington.

  • We need Congress to look like our nation.

  • We need Congress to represent our nation, not a party or special interests.

  • We need Congress to move past sound bites, headlines and grandstanding that serve only serve to get them re-elected.

  • We need Congress to actually govern.

This great experiment we call democracy hinges on our participation. Everyone must use their voice. 

I chose to run and I hope you'll join me in transforming the current, broken status quo by constructing the government each one of us deserves: a government owned by the people, working for the people.

Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
— John F. Kennedy