Lizzie Fletcher represents Texas’ Seventh Congressional District in Houston. In 2018, as a first-time candidate, she won a decisive victory over nine-term incumbent John Culberson, becoming the first woman ever and the first Democrat in more than 50 years to represent the district. By winning this long-held Republican district–once the district of President George H.W. Bush–she helped Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. In 2020, she won re-election, beating one of the country’s best-funded challengers and helping Democrats hold on to control of the House.
In the 118th Congress, Fletcher serves on the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, where she serves on the Subcommittees on Energy, Climate, & Grid Security and Communications & Technology.
Fletcher serves as Whip of the Pro-Choice Caucus and Vice Chair of the Equality Caucus, and she Co-Chairs the Natural Gas Caucus and the American Canadian Economy and Security Caucus. She is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, where she chairs the Trade Task Force.
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.