Like you, I am a Democrat because of my sense of compassion and responsibility for those in need. As I write this, we are surrounded by the tragic news of the devastation in Oklahoma. We send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Oklahoma and our thanks to the many first responders who are assisting in this very difficult time. I hope that you will join me in making a donation to one of the charities working to help those impacted by this tragedy.
I am grateful to the TCDP’s County Executive Committee for its confidence and support in electing me by acclamation to follow Andy Brown as party Chair. Andy did a terrific job in his years as Chair, and his hard work strengthened the foundation that his predecessors established. I want to thank Andy for his outstanding stewardship of the party, and I pledge to continue and build upon his important work and that of the many terrific people who have served our party. I am honored to be the first woman elected to serve as County Chair in more than three decades, and I am committed to pave the way for those who will follow me.
We are fortunate to have many exceptional Democratic elected officials in Travis County, and I really appreciate their support and encouragement. I want to thank Congressman Lloyd Doggett and Senator Kirk Watson, both longtime friends, for making a special effort to attend the County Executive Committee meeting at which I was elected. I am very thankful for Senator Watson’s most generous donation to the party to help insure a successful transition.