B.A. in City and Regional Planning, Government and Law, Cornell University
KEY HEALTH LINK
Van Duyne’s daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with an eye abnormality shortly after birth. This required several surgeries and left her daughter with a high sensitivity to sunlight. Van Duyne worked to raise money and recruit volunteers to build structures that provided shade in a nearby park to help create a place for her daughter to be able to play outside.
Irving (TX) City Councilmember, 2004-2010; Mayor of Irving (TX), 2011-2017
2020 ELECTION CONTEXT
Van Duyne received over 50% of the votes cast
in the 2020 Republican primary in Texas’s 24th
Congressional District, allowing her to avoid a
runoff election. Van Duyne ran against and received
more votes in the general election than Democrat
Kenny Marchant (R), retired
MOST RECENT PROFESSION
Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Southwest Region
Van Duyne served in marketing and strategic alliance roles for a technology company and as the President of BCI Marketing Group for over nine years. Van Duyne initially ran for the Irving City Council in 2004, defeating incumbent Democrat Herbert Gears, who she bested again in 2010 when she won the race for mayor. She served as Irving Mayor until 2017 when she decided not to run for re-election. After serving as a Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, she was endorsed in her primary by President Trump and won the general election.
On The Issues
Van Duyne has posted on social media in support of CDC guidelines regarding ways for the public to slow the spread of COVID-19. Her campaign suspended operations in early March 2020 and worked to provide resources to organizations in her district, including food pantries and police departments.
Van Duyne supports repealing and replacing the ACA, stating that it "was enacted based on lies, kept afloat through misappropriation of funds, and has done profound damage to the health care of Americans." She supports association health plans, expanding access to health savings accounts, allowing people to purchase insurance across state lines and making health care plans portable.
Van Duyne opposes the legalization of marijuana.
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION
As HUD regional administrator, Van Duyne discussed approaching homelessness solutions from a 360 degree perspective such as helping with mental health and addiction treatment.
VETERANS HEALTH CARE
While a regional director for HUD, Van Duyne worked with various community organizations in her region to combat Veteran homelessness. These efforts helped reduce Veteran homelessness, including achieving a "functional zero" of homelessness in Norman, Oklahoma.
Van Duyne is pro-life with the exception of life of the mother, if necessary. She has been endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund.
OTHER HEALTH CARE ISSUES
DID YOU KNOW?
Van Duyne was the first female mayor of Irving, TX.