Fran Receives National Endorsement from Victory Fund


HOUSTON, TX - Fran Watson, Candidate for Texas State Senate, District 17, Tuesday received the endorsement of Victory Fund.

LGBTQ Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government.

 “Victory Fund is thrilled to endorse Fran Watson for Texas State Senate District 17,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Annise Parker. “Fran’s commitment to smart, people-centered, public policy that addresses the real concerns of constituents makes her the best candidate for District 17. When her historic win occurs in November, Fran will become a vital LGBTQ voice.”

 "I am honored to receive this important endorsement. Victory Fund is such an important organization that works to ensure that our legislatures are as diverse as our communities." said Watson. “I am running for office so that I can head to Austin and put the people first. The support of Victory Fund can help me on my mission 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.


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