AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued a statement upon the passing of former Fort Bend County Associate Judge and former Fort Bend County Democratic Party Chair, Don Bankston:
“Our dear friend and brother Don Bankston left us yesterday. As a judge, a Democratic champion, a member of the Fort Bend community, and a friend and mentor to many, Don touched countless lives with his boundless compassion and inimitable spirit. Our thoughts are with his family and the many people grieving his loss today.
“Don was so full of life and gave so much more than what he received. He believed our collective future depended on those who could do good, do justice, and do what is right — and he lived every waking moment of his life by that example. I, along with so many who knew Don are so very grateful for his time with us and know that we must, in return, give everything we have to fill the huge gap that he leaves. Thank you, Don.”