The best of Texas is yet to come.— Wendy Davis
The most bumbling Wendy Davis quotes that are new and everybody is talking about
I was living as a young single mom. I was 19 when I was divorced, and my daughter was a year old, and I waited tables here three to four nights a week for several years while I was trying to support myself and my daughter and the day I got that acceptance at Harvard Law School was an unforgettable day.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - what a joke.
In my district, we caught them lying to us about the results of air quality studies in the Barnett Shale. They are playing with the health and safety of our communities, and we are going to tell them that is not acceptable.
I haven't pursued it as a senator because I know it's like spitting in the wind.
But I still believe it's the right thing. And if I were governor and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that.
Real Texans don't want any woman to die of cancer because she can't get decent health care or medical advice. Real Texans don't want any woman to lose control of her life because she can't get birth control.
A tree fell on Greg Abbott - he sued and got millions.
When you're serving at the local level, you have to build strong personal relationships to get things done.
I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices: my state Senate seat or for the governor. I'm still trying to decide, but I do think people are ready for a change from the partisan, very fractured leadership we have in Texas.
Mine is a story about a teenage single mother who struggled to keep her young family afloat. It's a story about a young woman who was given a precious opportunity to work her way up in the world. It's a story about resiliency, and sacrifice, and perseverance. And you're damn right it's a true story.
I would be lying if I told you that I hadn't had aspirations to run for a statewide office.
Texas deserves a leader who understands that making education a priority creates good jobs for Texans and keeps Texas on top.
Texas Republican political leaders take perverse pride in how deeply they have cut our state's education budget. Thousands of teachers have been pulled from classrooms, schools have closed and valuable programs have been canceled. In many places, districts are forced to choose between prekindergarten programs and English, algebra and art.
The fight for the future of Texas is just beginning.
Texas has waited too long for a governor who knows that quid pro quo shouldn't be the status quo. It's time for a governor who believes that you don't have to buy a place in Texas' future.
I am running for my Senate district in 2014 and looking forward hopefully to earning the confidence of my community once again and being reelected for that seat.
The last thing Texas women need in their lives is Greg Abbott.
Let's face it, Obama is not a hugely popular political figure in the state of Texas.
I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.
You won't change things unless you are prepared to fight, even if you don't win.
But I do hate losing.
I've never worried about payback. People are hungry for leadership that's not afraid of political consequence.
Harvard was the most intimidating experience. I felt so out of my league there.