Today and tomorrow are the final two days to vote early in the 2020 Democratic primary election. I can’t stress the importance of this election enough — as the second largest Super Tuesday state, with 228 delegates at stake — Texas will play a pivotal role in deciding our party’s nominee, which could very well determine our nation’s trajectory for generations to come.
A few weeks ago, I sent you an email about my decision to endorse Joe Biden.
To recap what I wrote and why he continues to have my support, as a senator and then as vice president, Joe Biden has distinguished himself as an outstanding public servant. He’s always been a powerful voice for working class Americans. He passed the Violence Against Women Act. He took on the NRA – and beat them – to pass the Brady background check bill. And as President Obama’s right hand for eight years, Joe Biden helped pass the reforms that saved the auto industry, stabilized our economy and brought health insurance to millions of Americans. His is a record of service and results.
Perhaps most importantly, Joe Biden personifies decency. Our nation has never needed a dose of decency and honesty in the White House as we do right now.
Of course, the presidential race isn’t the only important contest on the ballot – there are many, including two statewide candidates that I’d urge you to consider supporting.
Royce West for the United States Senate
In the Texas Legislature, I have been privileged to work side-by-side with Senator West on many important issues facing our state. I’ve seen first-hand his stalwart support of expanding educational opportunities and reforming our criminal justice system.
In a very crowded field, he has been endorsed by The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Houston Chronicle because he has the experience and knowledge our state needs in Washington.
Amy Clark Meachum for Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Amy Clark Meachum is running for an often overlooked, but very important, statewide position – Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. I’ve gotten to know Judge Meachum well during my time in the Legislature. As a district court judge, she has proven that she has the knowledge and experience to take on such a vital role, which is why she’s been endorsed in this race by The Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express News, El Paso Times and the Houston Chronicle.
I hope you will consider these recommendations when you go vote.
Early voting runs through tomorrow, Friday, February 28. Election Day is Tuesday, March 3. Polls are open from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
For polling locations visit: mytexasvotes.com.