FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2018
Houston, Texas – Democratic candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced today that she was endorsed by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
“Lizzie Fletcher has spent her life improving the lives of people across her community. In Congress, she will put partisan politics aside and be the advocate for working families that her district needs in Washington,” said Vice President Biden. “I am proud to endorse Lizzie Fletcher for Congress.”
“I am proud to earn the support of former Vice President Joe Biden, a leader with a tremendous record of service to this country,” Fletcher said. “In Congress, I will work tirelessly to protect our health care system, promote policies that foster economic growth, and fight for working families across our community.”
Lizzie is the Democratic nominee in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a district that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 election. CNN and Sabato’s Crystal Ball both recently changed Texas’s 7th Congressional District to a key “toss-up” race in their 2018 election rankings. 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.