Press Release: Bipartisan Coalition of Houston-Area Mayors—Past and Present—Endorse Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher for Re-Election

“During my five decades in Houston, I have never seen a congressional representative that was more concerned with the people they represent than Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.”

Russell Herron, Mayor, City of Hilshire Village

“Congresswoman Fletcher meets us where we live, she asks for grassroots opinions on local, small city issues. And she delivers on her word.”

Bob Higley, Mayor, West University Place

“She is our partner in Houston, listening to the needs of our community and providing support for her constituents.”

Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston

Houston, TX—Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released endorsements from a bipartisan group of Houston-area mayors—past and present. The announcement includes three mayors currently representing cities within Texas’ Seventh Congressional District: Republican Mayor of West University Place, Bob Higley; Jeffersonian Mayor of Hilshire Village, Russell Herron; and Democratic Mayor of the City of Houston, Sylvester Turner.

Fletcher also announced endorsements from all living former City of Houston mayors: Annise Parker, Bill White, Lee P. Brown, Kathy Whitmire, and Fred Hofheinz.

“Representing this district means being a partner with and a voice for our diverse community, and I am committed to doing so,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “Our mayors are deeply committed to this community, and I have enjoyed working with mayors across the district on many issues. I am honored and proud to earn their endorsements for my re-election, as I am to earn the support of every living mayor of the City of Houston.”

“During my five decades in Houston, I have never seen a congressional representative that was more concerned with the people they represent than Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. Lizzie has shown that the interests of our diverse population can find common ground through respectful dialogue and has conscientiously followed this philosophy in the U.S. Congress. She is a bright lantern in these dark times and brings respect, honor, and dignity to Washington,” said Russell Herron, Mayor, City of Hilshire Village.

“As the mayor of a city in Congresswoman Fletcher’s district, I have seen firsthand that Congresswoman Fletcher meets us where we live, she asks for grassroots opinions on local, small city issues. And she delivers on her word. I am proud to endorse her re-election campaign because she embodies what it means to BE a representative,” said Bob Higley, Mayor, West University Place.

“I have worked side-by-side with Congresswoman Fletcher and know her commitment to this district. She is an advocate in Washington for the resources we need to recover and rebuild from natural disasters and the policies to further strengthen Houston’s economy. She is our partner in Houston, listening to the needs of our community and providing support for her constituents. I am proud to endorse her re-election to represent Texas’ 7th Congressional District,” said Sylvester Turner, Mayor, Houston.

Today’s endorsements highlight Fletcher’s commitment to working with leaders across Texas’ Seventh Congressional District to be Houston’s advocate in Washington, D.C. Fletcher’s announcement also comes on the heels of earning an endorsement for re-election from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week, a traditionally conservative business federation, for her record supporting policies that benefit Houston’s economy. An active community partner throughout her first term in Congress, Fletcher has built a broad coalition of support at both the local and national levels.

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