Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 7th Congressional District Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Announces Outpouring of Support From Local Leaders

Houston, Texas – Democratic
primary runoff candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher released a comprehensive list today of local endorsements for her runoff campaign in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Less than three weeks after the primary election, where she received a plurality of the votes, Fletcher has quickly consolidated an impressive coalition of local community leaders, solidifying her as the candidate for the Democratic nomination with significant support from local elected officials.

Chris Bell, Former Congressman

Sterling Camp, Democratic Chair,
Precinct 504

Ellen Cohen, Houston Mayor Pro-Tem
& City Council Member

Sissy Farenthold, Former Texas State Representative

Jim Greenwood, Former City Council

Diane Guillerman,
Democratic Chair, Precinct 711

Mike Laster, Houston City
Council Member

Norri Leder, Former Texas Chapter Lead,
Moms Demand Action

Lane Lewis, Immediate Past
Chair, Harris County Democratic Party

Gene Locke, Former Houston City
Attorney & Harris County Commissioner

Sue Lovell, Former Houston Vice Mayor
Pro-Tem & City Council Member

Howard Jefferson, NAACP National Board Member

Laurie McGill, Democratic Chair,
Precinct 304

Yvette Pintar, Democratic Chair,
Precinct 268

Gordon Quan, Former Houston City
Council Member

Mary L. Ramos, Community

Kristi Thibaut, Former Texas State Representative

Sarah Weddington, Former
Texas State Representative

In the primary election March 6, Fletcher won 96 out of the 143 TX-07 precincts where Democrats cast ballots. Out of 34,211 ballots, she received 9,768 votes (or 29.36% of the vote) and finished first in the early vote, absentee ballot vote, and Election Day vote.

Fletcher is a candidate in the Democratic primary runoff election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a district that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 election. She has been endorsed by the Houston Chronicle, as well as EMILY’s List, a leading national organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office. Lizzie is the first female partner at AZA, a Houston law firm where she has represented Houstonians from all walks of life, helping them find solutions to complex problems, and 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 in 2000 and currently serves on the boards of directors for Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Open Dance Project.

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