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EDWARD OKPA

Republican Candidate for Texas' 32nd Congressional District

My name is Edward Okpa.  I was born and raised in Nigeria. Growing up, my parents were involved in public service.  I continued my family’s tradition by joining student council in college. Before leaving Nigeria, I found continued motivation to be a public servant of the United States with advice from my father.  

 

I followed my uncle who was in Dallas in 1987. Since then, I have become a resident of Dallas and have never moved.  In 1995, I became a citizen of the United States, took pride in my oath of becoming a citizen of the United States the right way.

 

I ran for Mayor of Dallas in 2003, and I was the first immigrant to run for office in Dallas within 8 years of holding American citizenship.

 

I have been appointed to various positions within the state and federal government.  I am self-employed and work in the commercial real estate industry.

 

I am married to my wife Ronke who is an electrical engineer.  I also have a son, Ejike, who has been accepted to the U.S. Marine Corps and a daughter, Adaora, who works for the CDC Foundation.

 

I am excited to run for U.S. Congress so that the people of Texas Congressional District 32 have a voice in Washington, D.C . – and I will put your interests first!

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