FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2018
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th District, Announces Endorsement from New Democrat Coalition
Houston, Texas – Democratic candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced her endorsement today from New Democrat Coalition, a group of “forward-thinking, pro-growth lawmakers committed to seeking pragmatic solutions that will foster economic prosperity and keep America more secure.”
“Americans deserve representatives who will reject partisan gridlock and instead promote policies that help us build safe, secure futures for our families,” Fletcher said. “I am committed to being that type of leader in Congress and am proud to earn the endorsement of New Democrat Coalition.”
“Lizzie Fletcher knows that the toughest problems we face today can’t be solved through partisanship or division,” said Jon Boughtin, political director for the NewDemPAC said following the announcement. “That forward-thinking approach to governance is what makes Lizzie a clear fit for the New Democrat Coalition. We know Lizzie has what it takes to bring home a win in TX-07, and we’re pleased to welcome her to the team.”
Lizzie is the official Democratic nominee in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a district that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 election. In the Democratic runoff in May, she finished first – winning all but 12 of 143 voting precincts and collecting 67.12% of the final vote total. She has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, a leading national organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office, and designated a Red to Blue candidate by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Lizzie is the first woman partner at AZA, a Houston law firm where she has represented 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.