Adrienne Vallejo Foster is a second-generation Kansan. In the 1900’s, her grandparents immigrated legally from Mexico via the railroad to Horton, Kansas, in pursuit of the American Dream. The first person in her family to graduate from college, Adrienne is a proud alumna of Washburn University, B.A. Public Administration and University of Missouri, Kansas City, Master’s Public Administration.
Adrienne and her husband Stephen are the proud parents of five children. Their son Sebastian is currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserves. A former Mayor of Roeland Park, Gubernatorial Appointee and Presidential Administration Appointee, Adrienne Vallejo Foster is a conservative Republican running for the U.S. Congressional 3rd District.
STRONG FAMILY, STRONG VALUES
The daughter of a WWII veteran, her father served in the U.S. Army along with three of his brothers. After returning from deployment in the Philippines, he worked 46 years for the railroad. While raising 12 children, Adrienne’s mother worked full-time for Security Bank in Kansas City, KS. Her career with the bank would last 26 years. Adrienne’s parents lived the example and instilled in their children a strong work-ethic, family values and a respect for public service. When Adrienne was a two-year old, her mother wrote,
“Adrienne will probably be the first woman boxer, since she just loves to spar with her brothers and sisters.
Our family takes great pride in being American. We love our God, our Country and our Flag.”
~ Jacqueline Vallejo
IT ALL STARTED IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Adrienne has been a small business owner and has diverse professional experience in multiple industries including legal, financial, insurance and medical. As a young mother, Adrienne attended a community meeting to save the Shawnee Indian Mission and found herself co-chairing the effort. She was instrumental in raising the needed funds to establish a foundation to preserve the historic site. That foundation is still in operation today. This endeavor launched her interest in public service.
Local ~ A former city council member and Mayor of Roeland Park, Kansas, Adrienne served from 2005 to 2013. During her term as Mayor, she helped Roeland Park navigate historic turbulent financial market challenges. Her common-sense budgeting skills ensured the city lived within its means without compromising needed services... a valuable skill sorely needed in D.C.
State ~ Adrienne was appointed Executive Director of the Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission, in the Office of the Governor. Wearing multiple hats, she also served as the Governor’s Grants Administrator managing over $50MM of federal grants for services helping victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child advocacy centers. Lastly, Adrienne also served as Director of Minority & Women Workforce Development Services.
Federal ~ In her most recent position, Adrienne was appointed as Advocate for Region 7 in the Office of Advocacy for the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Trump Administration recognized her as the “go-to” person in Kansas on small business policy issues and appointed her to this critical position. In this role, Adrienne served small business owners in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. Working alongside local and state government agencies, legislators, and trade associations, she was a valuable resource in helping small businesses overcome burdensome regulations and other roadblocks.
Adrienne understands first-hand the power of the American Dream. A proven conservative that people can count on, she is pro-life, pro-business and a passionate defender of faith, family and freedom. We need a conservative voice fighting for us in D.C. Adrienne is running to protect our values from the growing left-wing extremism in Congress, assuring future generations have the same opportunities her family embraced.