Wendy Davis (politician)

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis in 2013.jpeg
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 10th district
In office
January 9, 2009 – January 13, 2015
Preceded byKim Brimer
Succeeded byKonni Burton
Member of the Fort Worth City Council
from the 9th district
In office
May 1, 1999 – January 8, 2008
Preceded byCathy Hirt
Succeeded byJoel Burns
Personal details
Wendy Jean Russell

(1963-05-16) May 16, 1963 (age 59)
West Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 2006)
Democratic (2006–present)
Spouse(s)Jeff Davis (1987–2005)
Alma materTarrant County College
Texas Christian University
Harvard University

Wendy Russell Davis[1] (born Wendy Jean Russell;[2] May 16, 1963) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician. She was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island, but was raised in Fort Worth, Texas.

Davis represented District 10 in the Texas Senate from 2009 to 2015. She previously served on the Fort Worth City Council.

Davis ran for the office of Governor of Texas in the 2014 election but lost to Greg Abbott with 59-38 percent.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fikac, Peggy (October 28, 2013). "New voting law required Davis to affirm her identity". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  2. County Clerk (January 24, 1982), Marriage Index, vol. 216, Tarrant County, Texas, p. 631