Human Rights Campaign Endorses Pro-Equality Champions for Texas State and Local Races

by HRC Staff

"LGBTQ+ People Can Only Be Equal Members of Society in a State That Upholds Our Democratic Values"

Austin, TEXAS — Today the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsements of 25 pro-equality candidates running for Texas Lieutenant Governor, Texas Attorney General, and Texas House of Representatives. HRC PAC is committed to mobilizing our volunteers, members, and supporters to turn out the more than two million Equality Voters in Texas in support of pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.

Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President, Policy & Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof:

“HRC is proud to endorse pro-equality champions who have proven their commitment to fight for all Texas families, including the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ people can only be equal members of society in a state that upholds our democratic values. It’s vital that we mobilize HRC volunteers in every corner of the state to turn out Equality Voters and elect pro-equality leaders.”

HRC’s Commitment to Texas

Equality Voters, including the more than 2 million in Texas, are a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans who are united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality. Equality Voters are younger, more racially diverse, and more female than the general electorate, they recognize and trust the HRC brand, and they are more likely to identify with issue-specific organizations than candidates or political parties.

HRC has had staff and resources on the ground in Texas since 2017. Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who advocate for policies that will support the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people. During the 2020 election cycle, HRC staff on the ground recruited 5,800 individual volunteers nationwide who completed 28,500 hours of voter contact in more than 2,650 volunteer events. HRC engaged in robust digital and online GOTV efforts, including sending over 2.7 million person-to-person text messages, a massive increase from 2018 when approximately 500,000 texts were sent. HRC sent over 2.5 million mail pieces, had over 930,000 phone conversations with voters, and engaged more than 200,000 voters through HRC’s voter dashboard at

Texas Endorsements:


Beto O’Rourke - Governor

Mike Collier - Lieutenant Governor

Rochelle Garza - Attorney General


Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher - TX-07

Congressman Al Green - TX-07

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar - TX-16

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee - TX-18

Congressman Joaquin Castro - TX-20

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia - TX-29

Congressman Colin Allred - TX-32

Congressman Marc Veasey - TX-33

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez - TX-34

Greg Casar - TX-35

Congressman Lloyd Doggett - TX-37

State House

Christian “Manuel” Hayes - HD-022

Representative Erin Zwiener - HD-045

Representative James Talarico - HD-050

Representative Mary Gonzalez - HD-75

Venton Jones - HD-100

Representative Rafael Anchia - HD-103

Representative Jessica Gonzalez - HD-104

Representative Julie Johnson - HD-115

Representative Ann Johnson - HD-134

Representative Jon Rosenthall - HD-135

Representative Jolanda Jones - HD-147

Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016, 202-628-4160, Approved by the candidates named above. Not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate’s committee.

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