She graduated in 1976 from Belton High School and thereafter the Southern Baptist-affiliated University of Mary Hardin–Baylor in Belton.
Her District 55 seat, to which she was first elected in 2014, is located within Bell County in Central Texas. White has lived in Belton since the early 1970s. Her husband, Ronald Wayne White (born 1953), is a long-time road paving contractor.
The Whites attend the 3C Cowboy Church in Salado in southern Bell County.
Staunchly opposed to abortion, White founded the non-profit organization Women for Life International and is the legislative director for Operation Outcry. As a young woman, White had two abortions.
She was converted to the anti-abortion cause in 1992 while attending a Bible study and has since spoken out about how abortion had negatively impacted her life. She excoriates the national media for not reporting on post-abortion trauma as she personally experienced.
White annually lobbies before the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in an attempt to push the organization into a conservative direction.
Prior to her legislative service, she worked for passage of parental-consent laws impacting under-age women who procure an abortion and for the defunding of taxpayer money to the abortion provider Planned Parenthood. She has lobbied for mandatory medical ultrasonography screening before a woman can receive an abortion. She has also worked with Phyllis Schlafly"s Eagle Forum, Texas Right to Life, Concerned Women for America, and the Liberty Institute.
White has staged training seminars on conservative activism and pro-life advocacy in nine nations.
A long-time Republican, White worked in the 2004 and 2008 campaigns to reelect United States. President George West. Bush and for United States. Senator John McCain"s unsuccessful bid for the Presidency against United States. Senator Barack Obama. In 2014, White herself ran for office and unseated the three-term incumbent state representative Ralph Sheffield, a restaurateur from Temple, in the primary election on March 4.
White was unopposed in the November 4 general election. Governor Greg Abbott distanced himself from White"s remarks and called for "civil discourse" regarding matters of this kind.
In the 2016 primary election, Hugh Shine defeated White by 118 votes.
White has requested a recount.
Carrying the backing of the Tea Party movement, she polled 4,995 votes (537 percent) to Sheffield"s 4,302 (463 percent).