People First Campaign Endorsements

Fran is proud to have the support of many individuals and organizations who support the People First platform that everyone should have access to the opportunity to succeed in the state of Texas.  

This is a partial list – check back for updates!

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Former Mayor Annise Parker

State Representative Dr. Alma Allen

Council Member Robert Gallegos

Council Member Mike Laster

HISD Trustee Elizabeth Santos

Pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus

Dr. Ahmad Hassan (former SD17 Candidate)


Organizational Endorsements

Fort Bend County Tejano Democrats

Harris County Tejano Democrats

Harris County Young Democrats*

Houston Black American Democrats

Houston Democratic Socialists of America

Houston GLBT Political Caucus

Houston Stonewall Young Democrats

Human Rights Campaign, Political Action Committee


Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate 

Our Revolution Harris County*

Promesa PAC*

Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Texas Coalition of Black Democrats

Trans United Fund

Victory Fund


Working Families Party


Union Endorsements 

Houston Educational Support Personnel Local 6315

Houston Federation of Teachers

Texas State Employees Union

Transport Workers Union Local 261

United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 455

Texas AFL-CIO*



Ashton P. Woods 

Dos Centavos 



SD17 Precinct Chairs

Brazoria County

Juanita Crane, PCT 0007 

Sheila Conner, PCT 0008

Art Ramirez, PCT 0014

Carol Bettoney, PCT 0017

Rene Martinez, PCT 0024

Harris County

Elizabeth Geretz, PCT 0139

Amanda Chang, PCT 0148

Rebecca Shukla, PCT 0183

Ann Rosenwinkel, PCT 0232

Daniel Cohen, PCT 0272

Jane Lesnick, PCT 0293

Mary Morrison, PCT 0435

Denis Kelly, PCT 0626

Fort Bend County

Cynthia Bennett, PCT 1118

Stephanie Tamborello, PCT 4020

Zainab Ghwari, PCT 4086





Ali Lozano Jayme Rios 
Betty Marshall Joan Schell 
Carol West Kate Lemley
Dakota Carter, MD EdD Kelly Brown
David Rosen Kernard Jones
Dayna Nash Melanie Pang
Dolores Hernandez Michael Nash
Eileen Nash Michelle Palmer
Gary Teeter Rachael Walston
Heather Grezlik Ruth Kravetz 
Jaison Oliver Shelley Kennedy, PCT 73 Chair, SD 15
Jamie Gonzales Erik Manning
Vickey Gibbs  


*Supported Candidate or Dual Endorsed

Who's endorsing

TSEU and OR Harris County

8 endorsements

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  • endorsed 2018-06-01 04:44:36 -0500
  • endorsed 2018-06-01 04:22:54 -0500
  • endorsed 2018-05-01 23:35:47 -0500
    I am one of the founding members of Houston Rising and the March for Black Women HOU. I have had the privilege to work with Fran Watson on several community projects. Fran Watson is a dedicated advocate and supporter of social justice. She delivered the closing speech at the first March for Black Women HOU with the grace and strength of a true leader. I am proud to endorse Fran Watson for SD17. She puts the people first.
  • endorsed 2018-02-19 10:58:29 -0600
  • TSEU and OR Harris County endorsed 2018-02-12 13:43:59 -0600
    I am working with both orgs to GOTV for your campaign.
  • endorsed 2018-02-11 02:41:36 -0600
  • endorsed 2018-02-10 15:48:29 -0600
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 17:50:04 -0600
    Friend of Fran!