Mary Jennings Hegar Bio Overview
Mary Jennings Hegar is an American Politician, Veteran of the United States Air Force, and teacher. Mary is on the ballot in the general election contesting for the U.S Senate for Texas State on 3rd November 2020. On 14th July 2020, she advanced the democratic primary runoff and will be contesting in the coming 2020 election.
Her full name is Mary Jennings Hegar von Stein. She was born on 16 March 1976. She is 44 years old as of 2020. Her birth sign in Pisces. Mary was born in the United States of America. She is an American with white ethnicity. Her hometown is in Fairfield, Connecticut. Mary is now residing in Texas. Mary stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Hegar has many tattoos in her body. After her Helicopter was shot down by the Taliban, Bullet fragments left scars across her arms. So, Mary decided to turn her scars into something beautiful. According to her, every day she would see the scars, and they reminded her of that pain.
|Full name||Mary Jennings Hegar von Stein|
|Date of birth||16 March 1976|
|Home town||Fairfield, Connecticut|
|Residing town||Round Rock, Texas, a suburb of Austin|
|Education||Faubion Elementary School, University of Texas, Merrimack college.|
|Profession||Politician, Veteran of the USA Air force|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Children||2 sons, 3 stepchildren|
|Social Media||Facebook/ Instagram/Twitter|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Mary Jennings Hegar Education
Hegar was 7 years old when she, with her mother and sister, moved from Fairfield, Connecticut to Cedar Park. Mary attended the Faubion Elementary School in Cedar Park. And then she moved to Leander High School. Hegar was on the cheerleading squad, was class president, and played various sports. Hegar graduated from high school in Texas. In 1999, Hegar graduated from a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas by studying Sociology, criminology, philosophy, and world religions from 1994-1999. She then completed her study of EMBA from the University of Texas in 2016. Mary also completed a Ph.D. in public affairs from Merrimack college.
Hegar was the Vice Commander and Deputy Commander of the Arnold Air Society while she was an undergrad. Hegar graduated from the Leadership Austin Essentials class in 2015. Mary also received an Executive MBA from the University of Texas in 2016.
Mary Jennings Hegar Career
In December 1999, Hegar was commissioned into U.S. Air Force through ROTC at the University of Texas. She worked as an aircraft maintenance officer from April 2000 to March 2004. In the year 2004, Air National Guard selected her for pilot training. After successful completion of Pilot training, Hegar was involved in two deployments to Afghanistan in Combat search and rescue on over 100 missions. From 2007 to 2011, Mary also worked as a pilot and trainer at the San Jose-based counterdrug task force.
Hegar relocated to Austin in 2010 and worked as a program manager at Seton Healthcare family until 2015.
Mary Jennings Hegar Books
Hegar released the book i.e. Shoot like a Girl in a new military division called Caliber. Penguin Books published the book in March 2017. In the book, she described the journey of her military career. This book is about the amusing, inspirational, and thrilling true story of a high-spirited, courageous and unforgettable woman who has spent her life sacrificing everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.
Mary Jennings Hegar Professional Experience
Mary has been working as Chief Executive Officer at The H₃ Agency from 2015 to present. She is also a communications specialist or speaker or Author at MJHegar.com from 2012 to present. Mary is also Guest Professor and Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin from 2000 to present. She was also chief Patient Advocate or Vice president of Communications and Policy from 2018 to 2019. Mary was also a consultant at Global contact center operations in Dell from 2015 to 2017. She was also senior program manager and chief of staff to Senior Vice President of Human resources at Seton Family of Hospitals from 2010 to 2015. Mary was also chief of training at Counterdrug Task Force from 2007 to 2010. Mary also fought commanders in the United States Air Force from 2000 to 2007.
Mary Jennings Hegar Politics
Hegar announced to run for the Democratic nominations for U.S. representative in Texas 31st congressional district on 6th July 2017. Mary won the nomination in May 2018. She lost to Republican incumbent John Carter in the November election. She also announced her intention to run for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 election in Texas on 23rd April 2019. On 3rd March 2020, Mary came first with 22.37% of the vote and won the July 14 runoff.
Mary Jennings Hegar Awards and Achievements
Mary was awarded as the California Aviator of the Year in 2008. In 2009, she was awarded as the outstanding Airmen of the year. In December 2009, Mary was awarded the Purple Heart. In the mission, her actions earned her the Distinguished Flying Cross with the Valor Device, which was awarded in 2011. After Amelia Earhart, she was one of the few women to receive this medal. Mary Hegar was also awarded as the leading global thinkers of 2013. Mary was awarded the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame in 2015. She was also awarded as the Exceptional service award in 2018.
Mary Jennings Hegar Relationship
Hegar married Brandon Hegar in 2011. Mary knew him from high school. Hegar and her family live in Round Rock, Texas, a suburb of Austin. Mary has two sons and three stepchildren from the previous marriage of her husband.
According to the source, Hegar was married to the Anonymous person with whom she settled in Japan. In Japan, Mary got to see the Air Force aircraft, maintenance workers.
Mary Jennings Hegar Social Media
Mary is active in Social media with 10.2k followers. She also has a Facebook page with 63k followers.
Mary Hegar is also active on twitter. She has 147.9k followers on Twitter.
Mary Jennings HegarNet Worth
The average salary of the military pilot is about $80,000 annually. Hegar has been involved in other businesses and movements by which her estimated net worth is around $1 million.