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
EDUCATION: Kenyon College (BA),
- 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
- 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
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.