Texas Sen. Wendy Davis Makes Local Campaign Stop

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email
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COLLEGE STATION Senator Wendy Davis was in College Station Sunday to be the Keynote speaker for the Brazos County Democrats at the Hilton.

However, the gubernatorial candidate says she was in town for another reason as well.

"I'm taking the time also while I'm here to talk to folks in Brazos County about what they want to see in their next governor in Texas," said Davis.

News 3 asked voters what they want to know about the woman vying for the top seat in Texas politics.

"If you were governor, what would you do different from Rick Perry?" asked Kade Kenney.

"Most importantly, listening the voices of every day Texans. We've seen over the past couple of decades that people in Texas feel like their priorities aren't being reflected in what's happening in leadership in Texas. Most prominently in our failure to support public and higher education in Texas," answered Davis.

Others wanted to know Davis' stance on issues they feel passionate about.

"A question I have for you is what are your intentions or your goals regarding human trafficking in the sex industry in Texas. More specifically in the Houston and College Station area?" asked Amy Carthel.

"People who are conducting this illegal activity deserve very harsh penalty. In Texas, I'm very pleased that we have been working to increase that, but also increasing the forces and giving our police forces all over the state of Texas the resources they need to try to help address that," said Davis.

Ryan Becker was curious about the politics behind the campaign.

"Considering all you've done for women in the state of Texas, how do you feel about Greg Abbott's attempts to establish himself as the candidate who has done the most for women's rights?" asked Becker.

"I was successful in the last two legislative sessions passing bills that would help address women who have been victimized by sexual assault. I'm also very proud of the work I did in the last legislative session to bring bipartisan support for a bill to make sure that women were being paid equally for equal work. Unfortunately, after all that work, when the bill landed on Governor Perry's desk, he vetoed that bill. I will sign that bill when it comes to my desk as the next governor of Texas," said Davis.

The Fort Worth native has an uphill battle winning votes in this historically conservative county, but Davis says she's up for the challenge.

An extended interview with Senator Davis will air Monday on First News at Four on News 3.

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