MJ Hegar is a political candidate to watch. The Texas Democrat is running for United States Representative from Texas’ 31st congressional district, challenging John Carter, and her campaign ad went viral as she shows her no-nonsense attitude which is “”about opening, pushing, and sometimes kicking through every door in my way.” Hager, a war hero, served in the Air Force and served three tours in Afghanistan.
While in Afghanistan, Hegar’s unit had their helicopter shot down. It was then that she rose up to the moment and helped to save her team from Taliban capture after their Medevac helicopter was gunned down.
For her efforts to save her team, Hager was awarded a Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross for her bravery.
Hager, who finished training at the top of her class, is just the sixth woman in United States history to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, and only the second to receive the award with the valor device. She also won The Lillian K. Keil Award for Women’s Contributions to the Military.
Check out photos of Hegar on the campaign trail and her highly-praised campaign ad below.
M.J. Hegar Photos
“Major MJ Hegar is a hero twice over—a Purple Heart-decorated pilot, and the soldier who challenged a discriminatory military policy, winning women the right to serve on the front lines for the first time. She’s also the author of the new memoir Shoot Like a Girl—a soon-to-be major motion picture,” The Lavin Agency says. “Hegar’s exceptional grit shows that fighting for what you believe in—in enemy territory and beyond—is always worthwhile.”
M.J. Hegar Campaign Ad
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