Austin, TX — Tonight, in an off-year emergency special election in Tom Delay’s old political base of Fort Bend County, Texas Democrat Dr. Eliz Markowitz is the top vote getter moving into a runoff election to represent House District 28 in the Texas State Legislature.
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The Texas Democratic Party congratulates Dr. Eliz Markowitz on her strong campaign as she charges into a runoff with a first place finish tonight. An educator, fighter, and leader, Dr. Markowitz knows it’s all about the fair shot every Texan deserves. That’s why voters are trusting her to lead in the Texas House.
“This ain’t Tom Delay’s Fort Bend County anymore. Fort Bend is blue. Tonight’s result is yet another indicator that Texans are demanding change and Texas Democrats are poised to do big things in 2020.
“We know the work here is just beginning. Dr. Markowitz’s opponent is a Trump Republican hellbent on buying this election. Now we must continue to get out the vote in the runoff election. The Texas Democratic Party is proud to have assisted the Markowitz campaign by organizing volunteers, assisting with voter targeting, mailing thousands of applications to help Democratic seniors vote by mail, placing party staff in the district, combating Republican smears, launching digital ads, and sending get-out-the-vote texts. We will double down on these efforts in the runoff election.”