Senator Kirk Watson

Senator Kirk Watson


State Senator, former Austin Mayor, proud Texan. Tweets on honest government, better healthcare & schools, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

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It's not too early to register for #TheHobbyHour  coming up on August 19th at noon. I'll talk policy & politics w/ Harris County Judge@LinaHidalgo11  & Houston Mayor@SylvesterTurner . It should be great. Register:

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Thanks to @TPPF  for hosting an excellent discussion today on the changes facing higher ed and where things ought to be or might be going in the future. Really good panel. Good ideas. Optimistic for positive changes. Important discussion. #txlege 

What’s a person do w/ left over campaign t-shirts during a pandemic? Donate them to COVID-19 ATX Exchange, a project of @DellMedSchool , which will turn them into more than 1,000 face masks for organizations w/ clients experiencing homelessness. cc @ClayDellMed 

Congratulations Senator-elect@sarah_eckhardt . And thanks Rep. @EddieforTexas . Not just for his decision today, but for his past work and his future efforts. We're fortunate to have these two dedicated, passionate public servants serving us.

This ought to be a lot of fun. I'll moderate a one-on-one discussion w/ Former Texas Speaker Joe Straus at #Tribfest20 . It will be live at 8 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3. #txlege  @SpeakerStraus 

There’s no wait this morning at the @UHouston 's e-day polling location at the stadium! @HarrisVotes  has over 800 polling locations for today - visit to find your location. Polls close at 7 PM. Go vote and go Coogs! #ElectionDay 

Great @HSPAatUH  event today with and @karaswisher  as @eramshawe  discussed the systemic power of big tech and the necessity for guardrails in the industry. Thank you both for an engaging conversation about the future of tech and politics post-2020 election!

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Will you help the family of Draylen Mason, the 2nd victim killed by the #AustinBombings ? Draylen's mother is recovering from her injuries, but their home was ​severely ​damaged. This ordeal is far from over for his family. Here's the link to donate online:

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Weeks ago I called for a stop to the execution of #RodneyReed . Today I stand w/ a bipartisan coalition of Senators saying TX must investigate all evidence before taking Reed's life. It's up to Gov. Abbott & Bd of Pardons & Paroles. My letter: #txlege 

#SB5 is dead. Women's health & women's rights are protected. We did it. And "we" means "you," too. #StandWithWendy 

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Will you please join me in helping out the family of Anthony Stephan House, the first victim of the #AustinBombings ? His wife and little girl need our support. Here's the link:

ICYMI: I've requested that Gov Abbott grant a reprieve b/c TX shouldn't execute #RodneyReed  w/o a thorough, unbiased review of all the evidence. We won't serve justice by ending a man's life while grave doubt & racial bias continue to taint his case.

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I'm accepting an extraordinary opportunity to be Founding Dean of the @UHouston  Hobby School of Public Affairs. So today I resigned from the Senate, effective 4/30. I’ve loved serving the people of Austin & Central TX & thank them for their trust & support

I'm proud of @WendyDavisTexas , and I'm proud to (literally) #StandWithWendy . 4 hours to go. #txlege  #SB5 

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I stand firmly with the Muslim community. I reject the voices that seek to divide. I fight for all families. #txlege 

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