As a political consultant, Bunni leads one of the best campaign organizations in Texas. She started her career as the campaign manager and Texas fundraiser for U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling for over 8 years, then launched her own firm, Bunni Pounds & Associates in 2015 to help clients throughout Texas.
Bunni’s experience doesn’t just stop at politics. She has 13 years managing her own 3 small businesses before her political career, 6 years in non-profit management. She has a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree in Political Science from Dallas Baptist University and an Associate’s degree in Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas.
When her former boss, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, announced his retirement from Congress at the end of 2017, Bunni desperately tried to find a qualified and principled conservative leader to fill his shoes. Coming up short – she felt a call to run herself and plunged herself into a Congressional race that she never saw coming. In the end – she made it through a field of 8 primary candidates into the Republican Primary runoff but came up slightly short. During the primary season, she raised more money than any GOP open seat candidate in the State of Texas during the primary season, gained the endorsement of Vice President Mike Pence, became the only Republican woman Congressional candidate in the state to make the runoff election, and gained the respect of national leaders for her hard work effort and principled campaign.
Married for 22 years to Tim Pounds, they have 2 young adult sons.
Tim and Bunni have been active in Christian ministry for over 20 years. They pastored a house church, Reality Community, for over 10 years, helping facilitate missions around the world. Bunni is a Bible teacher and public speaker who has authored 2 books – Kingdom Life Discipleship Unit 1 & 2.