Campaign #187 is for Dr. Eliz Markowitz in Texas
If this candidate’s name is familiar to you, it’s probably because we wrote for her over a few days starting September 29, 2019. Dr. Eliz Markowitz was the lone Democrat running against six Republicans. When the unofficial tally came in on election night, she had 39% of the vote and her nearest opponent had 28%.
With no one passing 50%, a runoff election has been called between the top two vote-getters. And that’s why we’re writing for her again. We’re going to do what we do best. Writing fun, friendly election reminders to every Democrat in the 28th Texas House District. And, we’re going to promote the early voting dates, too.
Dr. Eliz is the only candidate calling for a special legislative session on gun safety and an independent redistricting committee in 2020. If Democrats don’t take nine seats in 2020, Republicans will redraw the maps after the 2020 Census for another decade of gerrymandering and corruption.
With the whole nation watching to see if Texas can finally return to blue, let’s make sure we do what we can to generate momentum and excitement about the possibilities later this year!
Eliz’s runoff opponent is Gary Gates, a slumlord and Trump acolyte who is running on a “tough on immigration” platform that vilifies immigrants and asylum seekers.
A brief bio of Dr. Eliz
She is a native Texan, raised in Sugar Land by a teacher and an oil worker. Dr. Eliz is an expert on healthcare technology and education and has spent her career advocating for reforms to Texas’ standardized testing. She currently works as a corporate trainer, instructor, and textbook author with the Princeton Review, where she trains other teachers across the nation. Dr. Eliz earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Trinity University, two master’s degrees in Business and Healthcare from UT San Antonio, and her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston.
Here is a link to a video of Eliz speaking with Beto O’Rourke when he went to Fort Bend to rally for Eliz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrjgrInzhiI
You can also listen to her being interviewed in a podcast: https://podblesstx.com/episodes/season2/episode9 (starts at 34:00)
And here’s the video she recorded with her note of appreciation to wonderful volunteers like you: https://youtu.be/66NdDwty35w
In 2012, Obama lost this district by 30 points. In 2016, Hillary lost it by 10 points. In 2018, Beto lost it by only 3 points. In December, Markowitz released an internal poll that shows she and Gates are in a dead heat in the special election. This is our chance to finally push the district over the finish line and flip it blue.
Write on! ~Tony The Democrat
What? Runoff Election
When? Vote Early Jan. 21-24 or on Election Day Jan. 28
Who? Democrat Eliz Markowitz
For? State House
Why? This is your second chance to vote for your first choice.
How? Be a voter!
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