As the queer, Latino son of a formerly-undocumented mom from Mexico and a Jewish, liberal dad from New York, Huey Rey Fischer has always held that progressive fights are personal. He has served as both a policy analyst and a legislative aide focusing on environmental protection, constituent services, and legislative research for progressive Democrats –including Reps. Eddie Rodriguez (Austin) and Trey Martinez Fischer (San Antonio; no relation), and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (McAllen). Huey has worked on over a dozen local and regional campaigns around the state from school board races to U.S. Senate races.
Originally from the Texas coast, Huey graduated from the University of Texas at Austin dual-majoring in Government and Latin American Studies. He is the youngest member of the Texas Democratic Party Executive Committee, currently serving in his second term. Huey also serves on the City of Austin Impact Fee Advisory Committee. He recently served as Public Relations Director for the Austin Young Democrats and previously served as President of the University Democrats. True to his community, Huey is a bike-riding, Selena-listening, vegetarian Austinite who occasionally tweets things (@hueyfischer).
I love Austin because we value diversity. We may be weird, but we are an inclusive community that cares about social justice and equal rights. Greg Abbott and Republican extremists are trying to take that away from us.
The issues we’ll be debating in this race are personal:
As Democrats, we need to stop playing defense. It is time to push back with a positive and progressive agenda that benefits all Texas families. I bring the experience, vision, and energy to make our government work for everyday people, not for special interest groups and their lobbyists. My experience as a community organizer and legislative staffer has prepared me with the good policy priorities to challenge the bad politics of the Republicans.
I am the progressive choice on the Democratic ballot, and I intend to earn your trust and support. I hope I can count on your vote.
This is a grassroots campaign fueled by Austinites ready for a more progressive future for Texas. I am committed to earning your support. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or ideas.