Fran Watson Receives her First Two Organizational Endorsements for Texas State Senate
HOUSTON, TX – Candidate for Texas State Senate (District 17) Thursday received the endorsement of the Harris County Tejano Democrats and the Houston Democratic Socialists of America.
The Harris County Tejano Democrats, seek full representation of Hispanics at all levels of government. This includes screening, endorsing and supporting candidates who best represent Democratic principles and Hispanic interests. Houston DSA aims to support an open democratic process, and their members work to build and support progressive movements for social change in Houston.
"I am honored to receive these important endorsements. Both organizations fight to ensure fairness and equality in our city, which are cornerstones of my campaign. I’m proud to have support from such community-centered organizations as our campaign prepares for the March 6th primary." said Watson. “I am running for office to re-shift the focus in Austin back to where it belongs, the People of Texas. These endorsements matter to me and I am grateful for the support as I continue my mission to work to improve the lives of those that live in Senate District 17, in our city and in our state.”
More about Fran:
Fran Watson is an attorney, certified mediator, and one of the founding partners of Simoneaux & Watson, P.C., a Houston based law firm that focuses on protecting the legacy of families through estate planning and estate administration. She is also a well-respected community leader who has a passion for equality and believes everyone deserves a life of dignity, equal access, and fair treatment.
Fran has served in leadership at the local, state, and national level in organizations and committees whose missions align with those beliefs. She has won several awards including being named a 40 under 40 Honoree by the Houston Business Journal and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers in Houston. Fran also served as the 2016 Houston Pride Female Grand Marshal. She is a lifelong Houstonian, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown and her law degree from TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Senate District 17 is a three-county district covering parts of Harris, Fort Bend, and Brazoria counties.