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KERA's Featured Legislator

Wendy Davis campaign
State Senator Wendy Davis

By KERA 90.1

Dallas, TX – Sen.Wendy Davis, (D) Fort Worth

Age: 45

Occupation: Attorney, CEO Republic Title, Fort Worth Division
Education: Texas Christian University, Harvard Law School, Tarrant County College
Public Office: Fort Worth City Council, 1999-2008 ; Texas Senate, 2009
Hometown: Fort Worth
Party: Democrat

2009 Legislative Priorities:

  • Public schools - improve funding; increase technology/vocational programs
  • Transportation - Funding for North Texas rail plan
  • Insurance - prior approval for rate increases
  • Statewide public smoking ordinance

Hobbies/pastime: - running, biking, cooking

Words to live by: "I try to live by one powerful word 'grace'. Grace reminds us to be thankful for the gifts in our lives, and to be mindful of those without. When I am in a political debate, for example, I quietly repeat the word "grace" in my mind. It reminds me to be respectful of the perspectives of others.

Link to Shelley Kofler's Interview with Sen. Davis