Ft. Worth, TX
Nominated by the Honorable Donna Arp Weitzman, DW’03. Mrs. Granger started in 1997 as the congresswoman from the 12th District of Texas. She is recognized as one of the leaders on national security and foreign policy, serves a Chairwoman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations for the 112th Congress and also serves on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and on the Subcommittee of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. She oversees 70% of all discretionary spending. She also chairs the Anti-Terrorism Caucus and serves as a deputy whip. Previous political positions included: Vice Chair, House Republican Conference, Mayor for the City of Fort Worth, TX, and co-chair of the Iraqi Women’s Caucus. Board memberships include International Republican Institute, commissioner for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the National Endowment for Democracy. Her awards include Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s first Global War on Terrorism Coin, 2012 Distinguished Community Health Champion Award, Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Congress, and the National Association of Manufacturers Award. From 1997-2011, she receive 42 other awards, including an Honorary Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University. She had been inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame and the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame. She owned and operated a successful insurance agency for over 20 years.