Special Election November 5, 2019

Texas Parent PAC endorses Dr. Eliz Markowitz in Texas HD 28

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AUSTIN — Texas Parent PAC, a statewide pro-public education organization, announces its endorsement of Dr. Eliz Markowitz of Katy for state representative in Texas House District 28. This open legislative seat was held by Dr. John Zerwas, who resigned to become executive vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Texas System.

Early voting in the special election starts Oct. 21, and election day is Nov. 5, 2019. Seven candidates are on the ballot, and Dr. Markowitz is the only Democrat running.

"In a crowded field, Eliz Markowitz stands out due to her expertise and experience in education and business,” said Nancy Lomax of Houston, a Texas Parent PAC board of directors member. “Dr. Markowitz is a passionate advocate for our children in public schools, and she has the intellect and courage to effectively represent the families of Fort Bend County at the state Capitol."

Dr. Markowitz holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston. She is currently a trainer, content developer, and corporate manager for The Princeton Review, a college admission services company. She also earned two masters degrees at The University of Texas Health Science Center and The University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as a bachelor's degree from Trinity University.

"Eliz Markowitz is knowledgeable about a broad range of topics, from health care to disaster management," said Dinah Miller of Dallas, Texas Parent PAC co-chair. "She will be a lawmaker who listens to her district and votes in the public interest."

House District 28 in Fort Bend County includes parts of four independent school districts: Katy, Fort Bend, Lamar Consolidated, and Brazos ISDs. Dr. Markowitz was raised in Sugar Land and graduated from Taylor High School in Katy. More information on her background is at eliz4tx.com.

Registered voters with ID may cast their ballots at any of the countywide polling places in Fort Bend County. There are 23 vote centers during early voting Oct. 21-Nov. 1 and 80 countywide vote centers on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 5. For locations and hours, see fortbendcountytx.gov/elections.

Texas Parent PAC was created by parents in 2005 with the goal of electing more state leaders who will consistently stand up for public education. The political action committee has helped elect 63 current members of the Texas Legislature. More than 1,700 families have contributed to support the PAC’s grassroots campaign efforts. The parent organization describes its endorsed candidates as “men and women of integrity, open and responsive to parents, actively involved in their communities, and committed to investing in public education to achieve economic prosperity in Texas.”


It will take very targeted and effective efforts to turn out parents, grandparents and other public school supporters to vote for Dr. Eliz Markowitz—an experienced educator with a track record of effective leadershipCan you make a contribution today so we can help Eliz win on Nov. 5 without a runoff? 

Texas Parent PAC's campaign fund is low, and we are depending on a quick response from donors to achieve this victory.

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Please make a contribution to Texas Parent PAC. You may contribute here with a credit card or send a check to Texas Parent PAC, P.O. Box 303010, Austin, TX 78703-0051. Thank you!