When incumbent Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) unexpectedly announced he would not seek re-election only days before the deadline for candidates to file for office, the frenzy in House District 13 was immediate, with conservative leaders calling and seeking strong candidates to jump into the race without delay. Jill Wolfskill, wife, mother, grandmother, small business owner, and Pro-Life counselor, answered Texas Right to Life’s call to run to represent HD 13.
Jill is a successful businesswoman, owning and operating an energy company for more than three decades. She homeschooled all five of her children from kindergarten through high school and now spends time with five grandchildren while developing new projects for James Industries. Besides the integral role that family and business play in her life, Jill has also been actively involved on many fronts for the Pro-Life movement for over twenty years.
When the Texas Legislature established the Alternatives to Abortion (A2A) program in 2005, Texas Pregnancy Care Network (TPCN) was chosen as the primary contractor. Jill and husband Joe spent countless hours developing the TPCN model, and her husband Joe eventually served as the founding board president. Their work contributed to the continued success of TPCN in dedicating and carefully allocating state funds to life-affirming social services across the state for pregnant and new mothers.
Jill has also engaged her local community to promote a Culture of Life. For two decades, Jill and Joe have welcomed their neighbors and church members into their home for educational and organizational meetings about local and statewide Pro-Life activities. She has devoted countless hours of her time and energy as a counselor at New Beginnings Pregnancy Center in Brenham. At New Beginnings, Jill meets with women facing unexpected pregnancies, informing them of all their options and providing them with love, support, and confirmation to embrace life-affirming options for themselves and their preborn children.
Jill Wolfskill’s Pro-Life passion arises from personal experiences and trials as a mother and grandmother. Wolfskill walked with her daughter who, after pregnancy complications, birthed her son Jack, at just 30 weeks of gestation. Though he spent several months in the NICU, Jack is now a fully healthy three-year-old and a testament to the value of all children regardless of disability or health conditions.
Jill has already touched innumerable lives with her Pro-Life principles, life-affirming service, and community engagement. Her business expertise and civic leadership equip her to serve the constituents of House District 13 well; Jill has deep ties to the district whose values she faithfully shares.