As a political consultant, Bunni leads one of the best campaign organizations in Texas. She started her career as the campaign manager and Texas fundraiser for U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling for over eight years, then launched her own firm, Bunni Pounds & Associates helping clients throughout North Texas. In just over 26 months, she built a consulting firm with nine associates, thirty-one clients, and a revenue stream of a half million dollars.
Bunni’s experience doesn’t just stop at politics. She has thirteen years managing her own three small businesses before her political career, and six years in nonprofit management. She has a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree in Political Science from Dallas Baptist University and an Associate’s degree in Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas.
When her former boss, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, announced his retirement from Congress at the end of 2017, Bunni desperately tried to find a qualified and principled conservative leader to fill his shoes. Coming up short – she felt a call to run herself and plunged herself into a Congressional race that she never saw coming. In the end, she made it through a field of eight candidates into the Republican Primary runoff but came up slightly short. During the primary season, she raised more money than any GOP open seat candidate in the State of Texas, gained the endorsement of Vice President Mike Pence, became the only Republican woman Congressional candidate in the state to make the runoff election, and gained the respect of national leaders for her hard work effort and principled campaign.
Married for twenty-two years to Tim Pounds, they have two young adult sons, Israel, who is married to their Romanian daughter-in-law Teodora, and Ben.
Tim and Bunni have been active in Christian ministry for over twenty years. They pastored a house church, Reality Community, for over ten years, helping facilitate missions around the world. Bunni is a Bible teacher and public speaker who has authored two books – Kingdom Life Discipleship Unit 1 & 2 which you can find on Amazon and loves to meditate on the Bible, worship, and pray. https://bunnipounds.com/
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