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Wendy DavisDEMDemocrat American politician
59
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14
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TXResidence (state)

Wendy Russell Davis (born Wendy Jean Russell; May 16, 1963) is an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Fort Worth, Texas. Davis represented the 10th district in the Texas Senate from 2009 to 2015. She previously served on the Fort Worth City Council. On June 25, 2013, Davis held a thirteen-hour-long filibuster to block Senate Bill 5, a measure which included more restrictive abortion regulations for Texas. The filibuster played a major role in Senate Democrats' success in delaying passage of the bill beyond the midnight deadline for the end of the legislative session, though it ultimately passed in a second session. The filibuster brought Davis national attention, leading to speculation about a run for governor of Texas. She subsequently ran for governor of Texas in 2014, but was defeated by Republican Party nominee Greg Abbott by 59% to 38%.On July 22, 2019, Davis announced she would run for Texas's 21st congressional district in 2020. She lost the election to Republican Chip Roy.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Texas Christian University
Harvard Law School
Richland High School
Tarrant County College
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Senator
Texas State Senate
2009 - 2014
Member
Fort Worth City Council
1999 - 2008
Founding Executive Director
Deeds Not Words
2016 - Current
Partner
Newby Davis Professional Limited Liability Company
2010 - 2015
Counsel
Cantey Hanger, Limited Liability Partnership
2010 - 2013
President
Republic Title
2003 - 2009
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
Chair
Regional Transportation Council
2005 - 2006
Member
Chamber of Commerce
Former Chair
Economic Development Committee, Fort Worth
Member
League of Women Voters
Member
Advisory Board, Cenikor
Member
Women's Policy Forum
Former Member
Education Committee, Texas State Senate
Former Member
Transportation and Homeland Security Committee, Texas State Senate
Former Vice Chair
International Relations and Trade Committee, Texas State Senate