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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.  

I am running because I believe in People First, which means that all Texans, regardless of look or circumstance, should have equal access to the opportunity to succeed.    

In 2018, there is an 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. 

It starts 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 smart, strategic, and I know how to get things done- something that has been lacking in Austin. 

If you are ready to build a representative state government, invest in my campaign today.  You can start by making a secure contribution to the People First movement.

You can also sign up to throw a house party and/or volunteer to canvass or phone bank. 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 Releases a District 17 Profile Video!

    This week, Fran released her District 17 profile video.   District 17 has been a place of growth for Fran. She shares part of her journey in four short episodes that lead up to her run for Texas State Senate in District 17.  You can find all four episodes on her YouTube campaign channel.  Click here to view Episode 1 Click here to view Episode 2 Click here to view Episode 3 Click here to view Episode 4 Video directed and produced by DHP Creative. 
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    Fran Watson Receives Four More Endorsements!

             Fran Watson Receives Four More Endorsements During the Primary Runoff HOUSTON, TX - Fran Watson, candidate for Texas State Senator, District 17, has received four new endorsements during the Primary Runoff election: Texas AFL-CIO, Fort Bend County Tejano Democrats, Working Families Party, and #VOTEPROCHOICE. Texas AFL-CIO is the voice of labor in Texas. With more than 237,000 affiliated members,  Texas AFL-CIO works tirelessly to improve the lives of Texas workers. Fort Bend County Tejano Democrats is a newly formed Tejano Democrats chapter that follows the mission of seeking full representation of Hispanics at all levels of government. This includes screening, endorsing and supporting candidates who best represent Democratic principles and Hispanic interests. Working Families Party  is a progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all and a democracy in which every voice matters. #VOTEPROCHOICE is a collective of committed pro choice voters electing representatives who reflect pro choice values. This most recent slate of endorsements showcases Fran’s commitment to working with and engaging a broad range of communities, at the local, state and national level. “I believe in the power of building a broad coalition of people who share a vision for social justice, and you can see it in the range of organizations that are showing my campaign their support,” said Watson.” I am honored by these endorsements and look forward to working more with these organizations and the communities served in the days and years to come.” To view all of Fran Watson’s endorsements, please check out her website, www.franwatsonfortexas.com/endorsements.  
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