2019 Class of Clements Scholars
Rep. Valoree Swanson
I’m an Austin native, ACC student, and Marine Corps veteran. I’ve lived in Cambridge, England and Twentynine Palms, California. I’m excited to work as a Legislative Aide with State Representative Valoree Swanson this legislative session. My priority policies are Constitutional rights, fiscal responsibility, abortion and immigration. I plan on transferring to UT Austin in the fall of 2019 and pursuing a Public Relations degree from the Moody School of Communications and pursuing a career in public policy following my graduation.
Sen. Bryan Hughes
My name is Emily Klair Ivey, and I am a student at the University of Mississippi School of Law. I completed my undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Arts in English. I actively participate in the non- profit organization Lone Star Parity Project where I interview and write about current women in Texas politics, so this opportunity to hear the stories of both women and men who have been successful in statewide elected offices is an honor. I am excited to have been selected for the Clements Legislative Study Program, and grateful for the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute.
Sen. Lois Kolkhorst
My name is Ashlee Sartor and I am senior Political Science and Communications major at Texas A&M University. While studying at A&M, I have had the privilege of interning for Texans for Greg Abbott and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. I am from Brenham, Texas; home of Bluebell, bluebonnets, and baseball! In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. I am honored to work alongside Senator Kolkhorst of district 18 during the 86th Legislative session. My goal is to help the Senate staff promote and defend our conservative values as we serve the citizens of Texas. I am humbled to be a part of the Clements Legislative Study Program.
Rep. Scott Sanford
My name is Megan Wilkinson. I grew up in Seguin, Texas and I am currently a junior at Texas State University. I am majoring in Political Science with a double minor in Public Administration and International Studies. I’ve always loved politics, but I especially love being able to help others and being able to reach many people at once through public policy. I look forward to continuing my career in politics with that specific goal in mind. Not only am I excited to be working for State Rep. Scott Sanford during the 86thLegislative Session, but I am also excited to be a part of TCCRI to further my knowledge and refine what knowledge I already have about Texas’s Government.
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