First Responder Elizabeth Bryant withdraws from race to represent House District 45

UPDATE on Nov. 3:

Dear Friends,

It is with much sadness and regret that I have to announce that I am dropping out of the race for Texas House District 45. My recent health issues continue to trouble me and make it impossible for me to devote the time and energy needed to run a successful campaign.

I thank all of you for your support, encouragement, and belief in me. I have met some amazing people and made some wonderful new friends through this endeavor – and gotten to know my community to an even greater depth than I did before.

And that knowledge includes an awareness of how many people care for this district as much as I do. It confirms my instincts – that we have something special here worth fighting for. That despite our external differences, we are more alike and care for each other more than the world would have us say we do.

Thank you. Thank you for letting me get to know you, for sharing your hopes and your fears, and for the enthusiasm you have for a brighter future for our state and country.

I would also like to thank my incredibly amazing campaign staff: David Logan, Maria Milner, Trenadee Entrichel, Jaclyn L. Snyder, Chris Duran, Darryl Wimberley, Dan Pickens, David Weinberg, James Akers and Randall Terrell. They have been the wind beneath my sails and are a winning team. I owe my success thus far to them – we truly have been Team Bryant.

I am going to take some time off from politics to get my health under control, but I will be back in some capacity at some point. I care too much about my home to turn away from its future for long.

Best wishes to all, and again, thank you. It has been an honor.

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DRIFTWOOD, TEXAS – Bryant for Texas is pleased to announce the launch of our campaign for State Representative in District 45, covering Blanco and Hays Counties, supporting First Responder Elizabeth Bryant.

“This is a community where everyone is a neighbor, even if they’re a stranger,” Bryant said. “We may bicker, but when it comes down to it, we pull together in times of crisis to care for and protect each other. That is what my campaign will be all about, and I cannot wait to talk to as many of my neighbors as possible about how I can best serve them in the Texas Legislature.”

Bryant, a former science teacher and mother of two with a degree in marine biology, has lived in the district for nearly a decade and serves her neighbors as a first responder who trains search and rescue dogs. As a result of her work, Bryant was personally involved in the effort to recover our communities’ lost loved ones after the flooding disasters that struck the Hill Country in 2015.

“I believe that our current leadership has forgotten the true Texas values that our community is based on, and I plan on reclaiming those values,” she said. “I commit to protecting our water resources, defending public education, strengthening healthcare, and fortifying our towns and economies by encouraging organic, sustainable growth rather than wildfire development.”

The Bryant for Texas kickoff event will be held at 1410 Hawthorne Loop, Driftwood, Texas 78619, starting 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017. It is a free event open to the public, but donations are encouraged.

For media inquiries and interview availability, contact Bryant for Texas Campaign Manager Elisabeth D. Webster at edw@bryantfortexas.com, or call 512-828-7790 ext. 804. For more information, visit BryantForTexas.com.

Visit her Facebook page for more details about the event.