Texas state Senator Wendy announced on Oct. 3 that she will run for Texas governor. After making headlines last June, the rising Democrat made her exciting announcement at her alma mater, Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, in Haltom City, Texas.
Senator Wendy Davis, 50, announced she’ll be running for Texas governor in the 2014 election cycle. The Democratic headliner has our full attention — read on to see what Wendy had to say about her gubernatorial plans.
Wendy Davis Officially Running For Governor
Wendy told students the big news at the same high school she graduated from 32 years ago! Students cheered her on as she announced her plans to be the 48th governor of the Southern state. Wendy asked for their support — declaring that all Texans deserve to have their voices heard.
“We’re here because we care about Texans, and we’re here because we believe it’s time to give all Texans a voice in their future and a place in Texas’ future,” she said.
With the rising Latino population in the red state, Wendy is hopeful she’ll nab the win. Wendy has already two huge supporters under her belt — Democracy for America and former Governor Howard Dean announced they will be endorsing the state law-maker.
Wendy made headlines last June after holding a 13-hour filibuster against a strict anti-abortion law — a law that would shut down nearly every abortion clinic in Texas. Wendy’s attempts proved unsuccessful — the law, Senate Bill 5, was later signed and approved by Governor Rick Perry on July 18. But it’s clear that Wendy is still confident that the ultra-conservative state will someday see blue.
Wendy Davis: ‘Students Are The Future’
Wendy’s keeping her focus on education — telling students they are the future — so it was no surprise the big announcement was made at her alma mater. Wendy stressed the importance of students in her campaign as young, eager people willing to change Texas and the future.
“We want every child, no matter where they start in Texas, to receive a world class education, an education that can take them anywhere they want to go,” she told them.
Wendy will go head-to-head against Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott next November. This race is sure to be a close one!
What about YOU, HollywoodLifers? Will Wendy win the Texas governor bid? Let us know!
– Danielle Noriega