Lizzie Fletcher

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE LIZZIE FLETCHER
D-TEXAS 7TH DISTRICT

 

RACE SUMMARY: In 2018, Lizzie Fletcher unseated the Republican incumbant for Texas's 7th Congressional District, becoming the first Democrat to represent that district since its creation in 1967. She is running for her crucial re-election in 2020.

VOTING RECORD: Project VoteSmart

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 2/13/1975

EDUCATION: Kenyon College (BA),
College of William and Mary (JD)

OCCUPATION: Lawyer

FAMILY: Married

RELIGION: Methodist

CAREER:

  • Lawyer
  • Co-founder of Planned Parenthood Young Leaders (2000)
  • Board Member of Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Open Dance Project
  • United States House of Representatives, (TX-07) (2019-present)

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Opposes efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement.
  • Supports a U.S.-Israel Relationship
 
CHOICE

  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Will always defend with Planned Parenthood
  • Stands up for women's right to make their own healthcare decisions

 

In Her Own Words

"Protecting women’s access to safe and affordable health care is one of my top priorities. I have been an advocate for this issue for more than 25 years. When I was in high school, I stood outside a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic in the August heat to stop protestors who threatened to chain themselves to the doors and prevent women from entering the clinic. After college, I co-founded Planned Parenthood Young Leaders to build a new generation of supporters for this important community partner." 1

“Visiting Israel provides an unparalleled opportunity to witness the challenges facing everyday Israelis and Palestinians, the complexities of the conflict, and the opportunities for progress. I benefited enormously from doing so just last week with a large bipartisan delegation." 2

SOURCES: 1) LizzieFletcher.com  2) Twitter.com/RepFletcher

Interesting Facts


When elected in 2018, she became the first Democrat to represent that district since its creation in 1967.

As a Board Member of Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Open Dance Project, she is helping young Houstonians find their voices.