State Senator Royce West Announces Bid for United States Senate

Monday, July 22, 2019

Contact: Vince Leibowitz,, 972-876-6175

DALLAS, TX – State Senator Royce West announced today that he was challenging Republican Senator John Cornyn for the United States Senate seat for Texas. Senator West made the announcement in Dallas Texas with his wife Carol, family and friends by his side. Senator Royce West was introduced by former Ambassador Ron Kirk and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson among others.

“Texans believe that the best way to get things done is to roll up their sleeves, use some grit and determination, and work with everyone to accomplish big things,” West said. “I have spent my life as an advocate for parents and teachers to achieve world-class education for students, championing criminal justice reform, supporting workers seeking fair wages, and advocating for common-sense gun legislation. I promote and defend women’s reproductive rights, stand with immigrant rights communities for comprehensive immigration reform, and march with students seeking fair voting rights. We need a United States Senator who will do those things, and I hope to earn your vote.”

“I am proud to serve as the Campaign Chair for my friend, Senator Royce West. We need someone who can beat John Cornyn and Senator West is that guy,” said Pauline Medrano who also serves as the Treasurer of Dallas County. “I have seen him fight for his constituents and work with Republicans and Democrats to accomplish great things for Texas. He is the best candidate in the Democratic primary because of his lifetime of work advancing the causes important to Democrats and investing in the party and he is the best candidate for the general because he can beat John Cornyn and restore bipartisan cooperation to Washington.” 

“Senator West has a lifetime record of protecting basic rights and opportunities for Texans. I have seen Royce as a leader on the frontlines fighting for equality for all and ensuring that Texans are able to get ahead,” said Barbara Ann Radnofsky from Houston, who is serving as Senator West’s campaign treasurer. “He is a legislator that has worked with both sides to advance legislation and has worked behind the scenes to stop bad legislation from Republicans. He is someone that will work to end the partisan bickering and games in Washington to get big things done.”

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