| Mary Gonzalez is a strong progressive leader. We enthusiastically and unanimously endorse her in HD 75.
In her first term as state representative, Mary Gonzalez has proven to be an outspoken advocate for her constituents and for progressive causes that affect all Texans. She was a strong voice against the anti-abortion bills passed by the Legislature last summer, helping to stall the first bill in the House and contributing to the (temporary) success of Wendy Davis's filibuster. She also worked tirelessly to improve living conditions for vulnerable constituents, successfully passing bills that provided wastewater services to over 1,000 impoverished families in her district.
Gonzalez is also Texas' first openly LGBT female legislator. She is the first elected official in the country who identifies as pansexual. She has served as an important advocate for the LGBT community in the Texas House.
Not only has Gonzalez stood up for progressive causes, she has also been lauded for her ability to forge relationships across party lines. The Austin American-Statesman named her as "Miss Congeniality" of the legislative class of 2013. The ability to get things done with legislators of all backgrounds served Gonzalez well--she passed four of her bills during the 83rd Legislative Session.
Mary Gonzalez is a champion of progressive causes and an advocate for Texans who need a voice. She is clearly the best choice to represent the people of HD 75. We enthusiastically endorse Mary Gonzalez and urge you to support her campaign.
Early Voting: February 18-February 28, 2014 | Election Day: Tuesday March 4
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Endorsements are made based on a weighted consensus of the staff, which guides the type and tone of endorsement. Members of the Burnt Orange Report staff with any conflict of interest in a given race abstain from voting on that race.