Fran Watson

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Fran Watson is an attorney, longtime community activist, and former president of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus. She has experienced firsthand the devastating effects the intersecting forces of poverty, discrimination and oppression have on people’s lives. Fran is a tireless advocate for the people of Texas, and is running to get Texas’ government working for the people again, by expanding Medicaid, fully funding our schools and early childhood education, raising the minimum wage, and ensuring equitable treatment for all, regardless of skin color, economic class, sexual orientation, or gender expression.[1]

2018 Houston DSA endorsed candidates


Houston Democratic Socialists of America, announced the endorsement of three additional candidates for the March 2018 primary, bringing the total number of endorsed candidates to four in this election cycle. The endorsements took place via a majority vote of the organization’s membership at its January general meeting.

Houston DSA’s list of endorsed candidates includes: Franklin Bynum, candidate for Harris County Criminal Court #8; Danny Norris, for Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees, Position 6, Precinct 1; Fran Watson, for Texas Senate District 17; and Ali Khorasani, for U.S. Congress, Texas’ 2nd congressional district.

“These candidates represent the highest ideals of our organization: a commitment to fighting for social and economic equality, building democracy, and empowering working people in our institutions, workplaces, and communities.” said Amy Zachmeyer, Houston DSA co-chair. “We can’t wait to work alongside these campaigns to spread our values and build a better world for all the people in the Houston area.”[2]

Meeting Beto



  1. [ DSA JANUARY 15, 2018 BY DAN Houston DSA Announces 2018 Primary Endorsements]
  2. [ DSA JANUARY 15, 2018 BY DAN Houston DSA Announces 2018 Primary Endorsements]