Frances T. “Sissy” Farenthold is an attorney and former Texas state legislator based in Houston. Sissy was candidate for Governor of Texas, and was the first woman to be nominated and voted on for the office of Vice President of the United States. She is co-founder and former chair of the National Womens’ Political Caucus, former president of Wells College in New York, and former chair of the Institute for Policy Studies in Houston, Texas. She has served as a human rights observer in Iraq, El Salvador, Honduras, South Korea, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, and the former Soviet Union. Sissy received her B.A. from Vassar College and her J.D. from the University of Texas.