Renee Hartley is a wife, mother and small business owner. She was born in Pensacola, Florida,
but got to Texas as quick as she could.
Renee learned the values of hard work and determination from her mother, Lillie, who worked
for the Department of Defense and her father, Bobby who was a proud member of the United
States Navy. She continued a proud family legacy by attending Grambling State University, a
Historically Black College in the rolling hills of North Louisiana.
In 2006, Renee decided that corporate America was no longer the place for her. She quit her
position as a Logistics Specialist with UPS Supply Chain Solutions to follow her passion for
community service. After a few years learning the local political scene, gaining professional and
on-the-job training, Renee began working as a staffer on local Democratic campaigns. She now
runs a small consulting firm, with a primary focus on Democratic candidates and community
Renee has also served in appointed and elected positions on local, state and national executive
boards. She is an immediate past Vice President of Young Democrats of America, National
Committee Woman for Texas Young Democrats, past President of Dallas County Young
Democrats, past board member of Positive Leadership Advances Youth Self-Development or
P.L.A.Y.S and People Empowerment Project. Renee currently serves as President of Dallas
County – Texas Democratic Women.
Renee and her husband Don were married in 1998 and are raising their children in North Oak
Cliff. Their children proudly attend Dallas ISD schools.