Singer Joy Villa has launched an exploratory committee in Florida ahead of a potential run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I am officially launching my exploratory committee into a Congressional run for the state of Florida,” Ms. Villa said on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning. “We really need to ‘Make America Great Again,’ with people who are going to work for the aims of the president, not lobbyists, not Washington elitists.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 13, 2017
Ivanka Trump had suggested Ms. Villa run for the U.S. House of Representatives, though the singer said she hasn’t yet decided which district and is exploring from Jacksonville to Miami.
She first made headlines when she attended the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in February proudly rocking a red, white and blue gown displaying “Make America Great Again” with “Trump” in sparkly letters on the back hem. The dress was designed by Filipino immigrant Andre Soriano, a gay immigrant to the U.S. who also openly supports President Trump.
President Donald Trump congratulated and encouraged the singer on Twitter.
“Good luck to @Joy_Villa on her decision to enter the wonderful world of politics,” President Trump tweeted. “She has many fans!”
Thank you so much Mr. President, you have inspired ME to be great! You are my ultimate warrior role model…it's our time to keep winning!🇺🇸 https://t.co/b45NIAblMb
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) October 27, 2017
Ms. Villa, a staunch supporter of President Trump, recently declared victory over YouTube censorship involving her official “Make America Great Again!” music video.