Veronica Birkenstock of Frisco has announced she will challenge U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, in the Republican Party primary for U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 26.
The district covers much of Denton County as well as a portion of Tarrant County. Birkenstock announced her candidacy at a launch party in her Frisco home Thursday.
Birkenstock founded Practical Employee Solutions in 1996, a company that helps businesses recruiting employees from other countries through the H2-B Visa Program.
She is the mother of three, including two adopted children, and calls herself a strong supporter of pro-life causes. In a press release, Birkenstock said she was among the first Texans to support Donald Trump and raised more than $350,000 for his campaign.