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Lizzie Fletcher represents Texas’ Seventh Congressional District in Houston. Elected in 2018, Fletcher won a decisive victory over nine-term incumbent John Culberson in 2018, becoming the first woman ever and the first Democrat to represent the district in its present location in Houston. She won by five percentage points, raising more than $6.5 million.
In the 116th Congress, Fletcher serves on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, where she serves as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management as well as on the Subcommittees on Water Resources and Environment and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. She also serves on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, where she Chairs the Subcommittee on Energy and serves on the Subcommittee on the Environment.
Fletcher serves as Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Natural Gas Caucus, a bipartisan coalition that aims to raise awareness of the critical importance of natural gas. She is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition, where she co-chairs the Trade Task Force.
Her re-election campaign in 2020 has widespread support. She has been named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline program of priority races and has been endorsed by many national and local groups and members of her community.
Before her election to Congress, Fletcher practiced law in Houston, starting her career at Vinson & Elkins before joining AZA, a boutique litigation firm, where she became its first woman partner. She graduated with highest honors in History from Kenyon College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and from The College of William & Mary School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the William and Mary Law Review.