FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Annette Teijeiro Announces Her Candidacy For the U.S. Congress
Las Vegas, Nevada – February 12, 2014 - Doctor Annette Teijeiro announced she is running for Nevada Congressional District 1, where she grew up.
Dr. Annette Teijeiro of Las Vegas, Nevada, announced her candidacy for Nevada's U.S. Congressional District 1. Dr. Teijeiro said, “I grew up as the child of poor Hispanic immigrants in rented apartments right here in this district. I know what it takes and what it's like for a Latina to succeed. I'm running for Congress to help others make it, too. I'm one of us, from right here in District 1. I want to help those who are willing to rise from where they are to where they can be successful and help their families.”
Dr. Teijeiro came to Las Vegas when she was 13 years old. Her parents were Hispanic immigrants. Her father was a casino worker and her mother was a hotel worker. They lived in apartments in Congressional District 1 because they could not afford the cost of a house. Dr. Teijeiro graduated from Bishop Gorman High School and attended UNLV. She worked for her education from when she was just 16 years old until she was well into medical school in Reno, Nevada, despite being told it was impossible work while attending medical school. She did it anyway. Her mother was finally able to qualify for a home loan because Annette had graduated from medical school.
When she finished her medical internship and residency, she returned to Las Vegas where she still has a home in the district. She has been honored in her field by many professional organizations and has spent years analyzing the Nevada Legislature's bills for their impact on the practice and delivery of medical care for Nevadans. She has served as an adviser to Nevada legislators and a public speaker about medical concerns for Nevadans. She and her family have lived in Las Vegas for 38 years and she has been practicing medicine here for over 20 years.
Dr. Teijeiro is married with three children, 17 year old Nicolas, 14 year old Sebastian and 11 year old Ahlia. Her family has played a very important role in her life. She strongly believes in families and the need to help families succeed. She sees a great need for families to be able to support themselves and stay together. She is committed to giving her children and other children hope for their futures and the opportunities they need to succeed. “In the end”, she said, “that's really why I'm running for this office, for the children.”
Dr. Teijeiro applauds and supports the beginning of “Womens History Month”. Woman like Harriet Tubman, who risked everything to help people escape from slavery in the 1800s, and modern women today make amazing contributions to our nation.
Dr. Teijeiro is exceptionally well-informed about healthcare legislation at the state and national levels and its impact on us here in the local community She has extensive understanding of medical care delivery and how insurance systems affect it. These are subjects on which she has spoken on both English and Spanish radio and television stations. She is available to speak at events and meetings, including Spanish-speaking events. Her campaign can be contacted to schedule appearances and interviews at AnnetteForCongress@gmail.com. Learn more about Dr. Teijeiro at http://friendsforannette.com or at www.facebook.com/
This announcement was released by AnnetteForCongress.