About Bunni

With support from conservatives across the 5th Congressional District and endorsed by incumbent Congressman Jeb Hensarling, conservative Republican Bunni Pounds announced the launch of her campaign for Congress. Congressman Hensarling has recently announced that he is not running for re-election.

Bunni is running a grassroots campaign focused on faith, freedom, and fiscal responsibility. She has a decades-long record of service to the conservative movement which started with her position as a Garland precinct chair. By background she is a small business owner and conservative Republican known as a woman of integrity strongly anchored in her Christian faith, deeply devoted to her family, and firmly committed to the founding principles of our nation. In announcing her candidacy Pounds said, “We must elect someone who will not waver on the fight to protect the unborn, defend traditional marriage for future generations, and protect our families from government encroachment that is clamping down on our rights to worship, petition, assemble, and bear arms. We must elect someone who understands the effects of Obamacare, high taxes, and government overreach upon our families, small businesses, and communities. We must elect someone who stands up to protect our families by fortifying our borders, strengthening our military, and ensuring that we remain safe and free.”

Bunni has co-founded and grown two successful small businesses with her husband Tim. In 2015 she founded a third business, Bunni Pounds & Associates (BP&A), a company whose mission is to advance conservative candidates and officeholders. In just over two years, she grew BP&A into a half million dollar business with nine employees serving 31 clients at the federal, state, and county level. Pounds said, “As a business executive, I know how to balance budgets, meet payroll, build effective teams, and work with the people across this district to get real results. I also know the effects of burdensome taxation and regulation and will work every day to fight the heavy hand of government.”

At the age of 29, Bunni enrolled in an American government class at Dallas Baptist University. After three and a half years of night school she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and was immediately hired to serve as Congressman Jeb Hensarling’s campaign manager. In that capacity, she traveled the district for over eight years, building deep relationships with the people of Congressional District 5.

Bunni and her best friend, Tim, have been married for 21 years and have two adult sons, Israel (married to Teodora) and Ben. After accepting Christ at the age of 13, Bunni has been active in Christian ministry by teaching the Bible, leading worship, and facilitating missions around the world, primarily focused in the former communist nation of Romania. She is a published author of two Bible studies and a worship songwriter. Bunni has traveled to Israel and been a spokesman within the Christian Pro-Israel community, working to make sure the bond between Israel and America stays strong. Tim and Bunni attend Reality Community Church in Garland.

With her background as an entrepreneur, conservative activist, and executive leader, Bunni Pounds will be an authentic, effective conservative voice for the 5th Congressional District. She has the small business know how, conservative values, and the fighting spirit to get it done. Congressman Jeb Hensarling said of Bunni, “I know her well, and I know she is committed to the conservative cause like few others. Her integrity is unmatched, and I trust her with not only my liberty, but the liberty of our nation as a whole.”