FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2018
Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Announces Endorsement from Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker
Houston, Texas – Democratic candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced today that she has received the endorsement of former Houston Mayor Annise Parker.
“I am proud to endorse Lizzie Fletcher,” said Parker. “She understands the challenges that face our community and will be the advocate and partner we need in Washington. I know that she will stand with and for Houston—helping increase access to health care, build our infrastructure, and keep our economy moving.”
“I am honored to have the support of former Mayor Annise Parker,” Fletcher said. “Mayor Parker has dedicated her life to service in this community—from the GLBT Political Caucus to the Controller’s office to Council chambers. She has championed issues that are important here, from keeping us safe, to budgeting responsibly, to ensuring equality members of this community. I am honored that she considers me the partner Houston needs now in Congress.”
With her endorsement, Parker joins former Houston Mayors Lee P. Brown and Fred Hofheinz, who endorsed Fletcher earlier this year.
A full list of Fletcher’s endorsements can be found here: https://lizziefletcher.com/page/supporters
Lizzie is the Democratic nominee in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a district that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 election. CNN, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, and Daily Kos have identified Texas’ 7th Congressional District to a key “toss-up” race in their 2018 election rankings. Lizzie is the first woman partner at AZA, a Houston law firm, where she has represented businesses and Houstonians from all walks of life, helping them find solutions to complex problems. She has been recognized by her peers as one of the ‘Best Lawyers in America’ in U.S. News and World Report. She co-founded Planned Parenthood Young Leaders, and currently serves on the boards of directors for Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Open Dance Project.