Recently in Russellville, Arkansas, my neighbor’s food bank pick-up reminder post card was delivered to my mailbox by accident. My neighbors are not able to provide enough food to feed their families. This is unacceptable.

I know people who make too little to support themselves and their families, but make too much to qualify for Medicaid. Families must literally choose between life and death without enough resources to survive. This is unacceptable.

This past year, state legislators attempted to cut funding for Arkansas Tech University’s department of diversity and inclusion over a safe sex education event for adults and other events hosted by the department’s LGBTQ organization and other underrepresented populations. This is unacceptable.

This past April, I asked my Congressional Representative if he believes it is right or wrong for the federal government and corporations to profit off our education with student loan interest, and if he would propose or support new legislation to provide relief for us, and to prevent student loan debt for future generations of Arkansans and all Americans. He shamed me for using student loans to fund my education. This is unacceptable.

As human beings on Earth, as Americans, as Arkansans, as residents of Arkansas State Senate District 16, we all do better when WE ALL DO BETTER.

Our political system is broken. Too many of our representatives serve to protect special interests, not people and our environment.

Enough is enough. I plan to run for Arkansas State Senate District 16 to listen to ALL constituents, care about their concerns, identify what’s right and what’s wrong, and be an advocate for our community and environment.

Your support to start our campaign is greatly appreciated! I am excited to work together with you for the progress we deserve.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Leslie Peacock endorsed

    “It's time the people who represent us in the legislature actually represent us.”

  • David J Whitaker endorsed

    “Teresa will bring fresh energy and clear thinking to a State Senate that sorely needs both!”

  • Suzanne Schofield Gallegos endorsed

    “Teresa has identified needs and enthusiastically stepped up to address them! I endorse Teresa!”

  • Heather Marie Gallegos endorsed

    “She is for the people, and she will stand by her words. I endorse Teresa!”

  • Michael Farar endorsed

    “2018 - Year of the Woman!”

  • Lisa Huelle endorsed

    “I support Teresa Gallegos because she will listen to and work hard for all the people she represents.”

  • Tori Sharpe endorsed

    “she is determined, dedicated, and diligent.”

  • Abby Nicolo endorsed

    “Teresa Gallegos is an independent thinker prepared to represent everyone in her distrcit. She is passionate about making the world a better place for all of us.”

  • Cass Capen-Housley endorsed

    “I endorse Teresa Gallegos because she is just the person to make the change and be here for her community.”

  • David Pearson endorsed

    “Teresa is the kind of person Arkansas needs right now. We need a public servant who knows what it means to be called to serve the public. She is compassionate, honest, and willing to give an idea a fair hearing on its merits. I cannot think of a better person to represent me at the Arkansas State Capitol.”

December 13, 2017

It's Official!

Yesterday, I filed as the Democratic candidate for Arkansas Senate District 16 special election. This would not have been possible without you and your generous donation. To quote my hero, Senator Sanders, "This campaign is not about me, it is about all of us. When we come together, there is nothing we can't accomplish!"

December 6, 2017

It’s happening!

Hi friends! Thank you for your support. We are so close to reaching our goal!

A few updates:

  • Yesterday, I opened a campaign checking account and P.O. Box.
  • I’m working with a talented team on professional photos, building a website and graphic design.
  • As soon as we raise enough funds, I will purchase voter data so we can start phone banking and canvassing to get the word out.
  • The deadline to file at the Arkansas Secretary of State office is Wednesday, December 13 at 12:00 pm CST.
  • I plan to file on Tuesday, December 12.

This is really happening! 

Please expect for your cards to be charged on Friday, December 8.

Your support is greatly appreciated. You are changing American democracy! We are all in this together. 

November 21, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Will Watson endorsed

  • Al Charak endorsed

  • Leslie Peacock endorsed

    “It's time the people who represent us in the legislature actually represent us.”

  • David J Whitaker endorsed

    “Teresa will bring fresh energy and clear thinking to a State Senate that sorely needs both!”

  • Suzanne Schofield Gallegos endorsed

    “Teresa has identified needs and enthusiastically stepped up to address them! I endorse Teresa!”

  • John Whiteside endorsed

  • Heather Marie Gallegos endorsed

    “She is for the people, and she will stand by her words. I endorse Teresa!”

  • David Blanks endorsed

  • Phyllis A Campmbell endorsed

  • Michael Farar endorsed

    “2018 - Year of the Woman!”

  • Lisa Huelle endorsed

    “I support Teresa Gallegos because she will listen to and work hard for all the people she represents.”

  • Tori Sharpe endorsed

    “she is determined, dedicated, and diligent.”

  • Abby Nicolo endorsed

    “Teresa Gallegos is an independent thinker prepared to represent everyone in her distrcit. She is passionate about making the world a better place for all of us.”

  • Aaron Humphreys endorsed

  • Taylor Cupp endorsed

  • Cass Capen-Housley endorsed

    “I endorse Teresa Gallegos because she is just the person to make the change and be here for her community.”

  • David and Rebecca Ward endorsed

  • Amanda & Khloe endorsed

  • David Pearson endorsed

    “Teresa is the kind of person Arkansas needs right now. We need a public servant who knows what it means to be called to serve the public. She is compassionate, honest, and willing to give an idea a fair hearing on its merits. I cannot think of a better person to represent me at the Arkansas State Capitol.”

  • elizabeth preston endorsed

  • Emily Young endorsed

    “I support Teresa Gallegos because we need more forward thinkers and kind people in charge.”

  • Audrey Gallegos endorsed

    “Teresa represents the people! We need her in office.”

  • Chad Easley endorsed

    “We are supporting Teresa because we cannot imagine a better representative for this district.”

  • Traci Atmstrong endorsed

  • Jeffery David Mangold endorsed

    “I support Teresa Gallegos because she is an amazing example of what our elected officials should be in this country.”

  • Katherine Cadwallader endorsed

    “We need more progressive women in office!”

  • Maureen Elizabeth endorsed

  • Madeleine Teller endorsed

  • Adi Noe endorsed

    “I support Teresa Gallegos because she is a fierce advocate for the working class, equality, women, and her community. She is the future!”

  • Julie Tuck endorsed