Houston, Texas – Democratic primary runoff candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher announced today the endorsement of the Houston GLBT Caucus, one of Houston’s largest advocacy organizations. During the in-person endorsement meeting, Fletcher received the official recommendation of the screening committee and went on to receive the majority of votes from the general membership.
“The Caucus advocates consistently for equality and inclusion for all members of this community,” Fletcher said. “I am committed to fighting for these values in Congress, and with this endorsement, I am confident we can win the runoff and finally unseat Tea Party Republican John Culberson in November.”
The Caucus endorsement further solidifies Fletcher’s local support, which has continued to grow since the primary election on March 6. Since then, she has announced the endorsements of: City Council Member Mike Laster, Former State Representative Sissy Farenthold, Former Houston Mayor Fred Hofheinz, Former City Council Member Gordon Quan, Former City Attorney and County Commissioner Gene Locke, and Former City Council Member Jim Greenwood.
In the primary election, 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.