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Thank you for visiting the Fran Watson for Texas Senate website

I am a Democratic Candidate running for State Senate, District 17, a three-county district covering parts of Harris, Fort Bend, and Brazoria counties.

In 2018, we have the opportunity to build a state government that focuses on elevating the quality of life for all Texans.  A state government where its leaders work on behalf of the people they represent.  A state government that seeks to work on solutions and strategies that break down barriers instead of creating them.

In 2018, we can build a government that puts the People First. 

I am running for Texas Senate because I believe in People First.  At its core, all Texans, regardless of look or circumstance, should have equal access to the opportunity to succeed. 

The shortcomings of these past few legislative sessions have shown the residents of District 17 and the people of Texas deserve better.

Let's start with electing new leadership. 

I am an award-winning attorney, community advocate, and leader with a heart for public service.  You can read more about me by clicking on the Meet Fran tab.  I am qualified and ready to tackle the challenges in Austin by re-shifting the focus back to the people of Texas.

No campaign can be won alone.

I am asking for your support.  You can start by making a secure contribution and help fund the movement of building a state government that focuses on people-centered problem-solving.

You can also sign up to throw a house party and/or volunteer to canvass or phone bank.  If you have ideas about the campaign, there is also a place to share them.  If you want to be involved, there is a place for you.  This is the people’s campaign and together, we will work to unseat those whose leadership hurts Texas.  Together, we will elect a leader who will put the people first. 

Let’s get to work!



Fran Watson

Democratic Candidate for Texas Senate District 17 



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    Fran Watson is Officially on the Ballot!

    FRAN WATSON IS OFFICIALLY ON THE BALLOT FOR TEXAS SENATE, DISTRICT 17   AUSTIN, TEXAS — Fran Watson is officially on the ballot as a Primary Candidate for Texas State Senate, District 17, which covers parts of Harris, Fort Bend, and Brazoria Counties.  On Tuesday, November 21st, Fran traveled to the Texas Democratic Party headquarters in Austin to file her application to be placed on the 2018 Primary Election Ballot.  After a review of the document, the application was accepted by party officials.  “The Fran Watson for Texas campaign is officially underway.  I would like to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged me following my announcement to run for State Senate. The excitement and momentum are there, and we are ready to work on building a state government puts the People First.” An attorney and community activist and advocate, Fran believes in People First, which means that everyone, regardless of look or circumstance, deserves equal access to the opportunity to succeed in the State of Texas.  This belief is a driving force for Fran’s public service, including her run for Texas Senate.  “The people of District 17 deserve a Senator who will work to break down barriers instead of creating them. I am ready to work on people-centered solutions that elevate the quality of life for all Texans.” The Primary Election in Texas is March 6, 2018.  The General Election is November 6, 2018.    
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    Keeping Up with the Campaign #FranOnTheMove

    The #PeopleFirst Campaign is moving along and the excitement continues to build.  Fran has been visiting various clubs and organizations around the District as well as making appearances at several events.  Want to keep up with Fran?  Make sure you follow her on Instragram.  Her handle @franwatsonfortexas.  You can also find her on Twitter using the handle @franfortexas and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/franwatsonfortexas/.      
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