Lizzie Pannill Fletcher ~ U.S. House, District 7

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher was born and lives in Houston, Texas. She graduated from St. John's School. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Kenyon College and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School. Fletcher’s career experience includes working as a lawyer. She co-founded Planned Parenthood Young Leaders in 2000. Fletcher serves as a board member of Writers in the Schools and Open Dance Project.

On healthcare . . .

"The ACA was a strong first step toward making health care accessible, but we have work ahead of us to improve it."

"Strengthening the ACA begins with stabilizing the market. Our community relies on the healthcare industry – not just for our own care, but also for our jobs." "
It is time to devote real and serious attention to addressing the pressing health care needs of Houstonians and all Americans, not recklessly dismantling the system with no alternative plan in place, as the Republicans in Congress have sought to do at every turn."

On the environment . . .

Lizzie hasn't made a public statement regarding her environmental policy. Once this becomes available, we'll update her profile.

Plans for Economy

"Houston is a hard-working city and a leader in cutting-edge invention and innovation.

We should embrace Houston’s role as the energy leader, while continuing to diversify our economy. This starts by leading the way in developing clean-energy technology. Many of the most talented and experienced energy professionals in the world work here. We need to take the best advantage of that fact. We cannot allow the next generation of energy jobs to be created elsewhere."

Education Policy

On her campaign website, Lizzie writes, "All children—no matter where they live—deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. We must invest in public education and work to ensure its success. Teachers need to be able to teach. We need programs designed to close the achievement gap. We need to end the school-to-prison pipeline. We need to make sure that all of our schools offer the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum that helps build the skills our students will need for the jobs of the future and also a curriculum that encourages them to think, to create, and to find their own voices."

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