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EMILY’s List Endorses 13 Women Leaders for the Texas House of Representatives

For Immediate Release
May 12, 2020

EMILY’s List Endorses 13 Women Leaders for the Texas House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 13 women leaders for the Texas House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement: 

“EMILY’s List is thrilled to endorse 13 phenomenal women leaders for the Texas House of Representatives. Whether they are advocating for quality public schools, standing up for working families, or defending Texans in the courtroom, these women are outstanding public servants. Their dedication to their communities and their experience as working mothers, educators, and activists makes them uniquely qualified to serve as representatives in the Texas House. Once elected and reelected, these women will fight for progress across the Lone Star State, and we are proud to endorse their campaigns.” 

EMILY’s List endorsed the following women: 
Eliz Markowitz (HD-28) 
Erin Zwiener (HD-45) 
Vikki Goodwin (HD-47) 
Angela Brewer (HD-64) 
Sharon Hirsch (HD-66) 
Lydia Bean (HD-93) 
Elizabeth Beck (HD-97) 
Terry Meza (HD-105) 
Brandy Chambers (HD-112) 
Rhetta Bowers (HD-113) 
Natali Hurtado (HD-126) 
Gina Calanni (HD-132) 
Ann Johnson (HD-134) 

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