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Kirk Watson

State senator, D-Austin

@KirkPWatson

Kirk Watson, a Democrat from Austin, was elected to the Texas Senate in 2006. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Nominations Committee and is a former Austin mayor.

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A day that changed everything

State Sen. Wendy Davis' courageous filibuster a year ago laid bare a new reality in Texas politics: When we fight back, we can make a difference. And that was just the beginning.