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For Immediate Release: Texas Equity PAC Makes Final Endorsements for Pro-Equality Texas House & Senate Candidates for the 2020 General Election
Posted on September 25, 2020 at 12:44 pm

For Immediate Release Contact:  Angela Hale, Equality Texas

Austin, TX (September 25, 2020) – Today, the Texas Equity PAC, the political action committee of Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, endorsed our final seven pro-equality Texas Senate and House candidates for the November 2020 General Election.

“It is critically important that Equality Texans turn out en masse to vote this November to ensure that Texas continues its march toward equal justice under the law. Electing pro-equality House and Senate candidates can help us protect Texans from discrimination by blocking the Lt. Governor from fast-tracking anti-LGBTQ bills to the floor for a hearing. These candidates for office have committed to supporting LGBTQ rights, civil rights and social justice. We strongly support their candidacies. We believe voters will overwhelmingly reject candidates who engage in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and homophobic and transphobic campaign tactics. If these pro-equality leaders are elected, many of them will replace incumbents who espouse anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and policies,” said Ricardo Martinez,” CEO of the Texas Equity PAC.

As we mark the countdown to the November General Election that is now less than 40 days away, the Texas Equity PAC proudly endorses democratic challengers in these key Texas House and Senate races.  

  • SD 1 Audrey Spanko – Democrat (SD 1 represents northeast Texas, including Tyler, Marshall and Texarkana)
  • SD 22 Robert Vick – Democrat (SD 22 includes Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Somervell, & Tarrant counties)
  • SD 19 Roland Gutierrez – Democrat (SD 19 includes San Antonio and Bexar County and stretches to Ft. Stockton and Del Rio)
  • HD 38 Eddie Lucio III – Democrat Brownsville
  • HD 113 Rhetta Bowers – Democrat Mesquite
  • HD 114 John Turner – Democrat Garland
  • HD 116 Trey Martinez Fischer – Democrat San Antonio


The Texas Equity PAC helps elect pro-equality state & local candidates. It is the political action committee of Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.