Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“State Representative Helen Giddings, Chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, has served the people of Texas with generosity, kindness, and a passion for Texans. We’ve all come to admire her determination and tenacity.
“Anyone who has met Helen knows that she is selfless. Her accomplishments span from helping universities and college students receive the funds they need to succeed in fighting so that our children receive at least one hot meal a day. But Helen will be the first to tell you, there is much more to be done.
“On behalf of all Texas Democrats, we thank Representative Giddings for over 25 years in the Texas House. Her service has made our state stronger and improved countless lives. We wish her, and her family, all the best in the next chapter of life.”