Vice President of Political Affairs, HSYD
Houston Stonewall Young Democrats Endorse David Rosen, Erica Lee
and Lane Lewis
HOUSTON, TX – This evening the Houston Stonewall Young Democrats (HSYD) issued the first in a series of endorsements heading into the Democratic Primary.
The membership of HSYD voted unanimously to endorse David Rosen in his race for the Harris County Department of Education, At-Large Position 3, Erica Lee in her race for the Harris County Department of Education, Position 6, Precinct 1, and Lane Lewis in his race for Harris County Democratic Party Chair.
Vice President of Political Affairs, Brad Pritchett said, “In the HCDE races we faced some tough decisions. Each of the candidates we sat down with in both races was well-qualified and good on LGBT issues, so our decisions in both races came down to nuances. Our membership voted to endorse David Rosen because his passion for making change, combined with his compelling personal story and commitment to engaging young people really made him a stand-out candidate.” He added, “Erica Lee’s commitment to education and her experience dealing with large education-related budgets made her the clear choice for our members.”
On the race for Harris County Democratic Party Chair Pritchett said, “There was no doubt that Lane Lewis is the best choice to lead the Harris County Democratic Party. His vision for Party politics, his innovative approaches to engaging voters and his long-standing and proven commitment to the Democratic Party made Lane Lewis the obvious choice to receive the endorsement of the Houston Stonewall Young Democrats.”
The Houston Stonewall Young Democrats will continue its 2012 endorsement cycle throughout February and a second endorsement meeting is planned for March 19, 2012. All races unaffected by the ongoing redistricting process will be decided at the March membership meeting.
The Houston Stonewall Young Democrats is a group of Houston-area young progressives, aged 14 to 40, whose focus is to educate the GLBT community about the issues affecting them, to mobilize the community to get out to vote on Election Day for fair-minded Democrats, and to fight for GLBT civil rights while leading the Democratic party to continue improving its record on issues important to the GLBT community.