Thu, 05/02/2019 - 22:54

The Harris County Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Speaker Series
 Kicks off this Saturday, May 4th

The Harris County Democratic Party is thrilled to welcome Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) for our first Presidential Candidate Speaker Series event on Saturday, May 4th.  Senator Gillibrand will join Harris County Democrats from 10 AM - 11:30 AM at St. John’s Church, 2019 Crawford St.

HCDP has invited all Democratic Primary candidates to participate in these public conversations. We hope to help Democratic primary voters get a better understanding of how candidates would approach the challenges facing Harris County, Texas and the Country.   

The event will follow a town hall format with many of the questions coming from members of the Harris County Democratic Party Clubs and Organizations. 

It’s an exciting time for Democrats in Texas. With two Texans in the race for the Democratic Nomination and Texas being in play as a battleground state all eyes are on us.  

“We are thrilled that there are so many great candidates running, and hope to have them all come visit our voters,”  said HCDP Chair Lillie Schecter. “A competitive primary will allow for great dialogue on important issues in our base. We will be supporting wholeheartedly the Democratic Candidate for President, no matter who it is.” 

“I am excited to return to Houston on Sunday to participate in the Presidential Speaker Series with the Harris County Democrats, said Secretary Castro.” “Harris County will play a major role in the Texas primary, and I look forward to sharing my vision for a more fair and prosperous America with Houston voters later this week."

The event is open to the public and admission is five dollars with all proceeds benefiting the Harris County Democratic Party.


Senator Gillibrand first visited Texas during the exploratory phase of her presidential campaign, becoming the first non-Texan 2020 candidate to do so. Her visit included a trip to Paul Quinn College, an HBCU in Dallas, and a stop at the Ann Richards School, an all-girls school in Austin.