Fran Receives Another Important Endorsement!



Fran Watson Receives the Endorsement of HESP Local 6315

HOUSTON, TX - Fran Watson, candidate for Texas State Senate, District 17, Thursday received the endorsement of the Houston Educational Support Personnel, HESP Local 6315.

HESP Local 6315 is a large and strong blue-collar union focused on fighting for the rights of the working poor in Houston Independent School District- food service workers, custodians, groundskeepers, aids, and other personnel.  Under the leadership of President Wretha Thomas,  HESP Local 6315 was able to get the first policy passed to protect against workplace bullying.

"I am honored to receive HESP’s endorsement.  I come from a family of blue collar workers and it fills me with pride to have the support of those who are organizing on the ground to provide representation and protections for workers who provide support for schools in ways that are often not talked about.  These are the People First values in which I align myself. Thank you for your service to our public schools.   

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.

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