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Libby Willis

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Libby Willis
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Candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 10
Bachelor'sEnglish and French
Master'sInternational Journalism
Place of birthAbilene, Texas
ProfessionHistoric preservation consultant
Campaign website
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Libby Willis is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 10 of the Texas State Senate.


Willis graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University with a B.A. in English and French and a Masters in International Journalism. Willis was the first executive director for the non-profit Preservation Texas, which restores county courthouses. Willis is currently the president of the Fort Worth League Neighborhood Associations. Willis is also a registered parliamentarian, is a member of the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians and is the 2013-2014 president of the Fort Worth Unit of the National Association of the Parliamentarians. Additionally, Willis serves on the I.S.D. District Advisory Committee, which assists with the management of Amon Carter Riverside High School. Willis has served on the Pipeline Safety Advocates since 2012 and is a member of the MAPP Steering Committee for Tarrant County Public Health.[1][2]

Campaign Themes


Willis' website highlights the following campaign themes:

  • improvements in public education
  • job growth
  • transparency in government.[3]



Willis' endorsements include Burnt Orange Report, AFL-CIO and Annie's List.[4][5][6]

Personal life

Willis is married to Doyle Willis Jr. a retired Texas Attorney General, former judge and attorney. They have two sons. Willis is the daughter-in-law of previous Texas State Senator Doyle Willis. Willis is a native of Abilene, Texas. Since 1987 Willis has lived in the Oakhurst Neighborhood of Fort Worth. Willis was recently awarded the Ben Ann Tomayko Award for outstanding neighborhood volunteer in Fort Worth.[7]



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas State Senate will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Konni Burton and Mark Shelton advanced to a primary runoff, defeating Tony Pompa, Jon Schweitzer and Mark Skinner in the Republican primary. Libby Willis defeated Mike Martinez in the Democratic primary. George Boll (D) withdrew prior to the primary election.[8] Gene Lord and Gene Woodard III are running as Libertarian candidates.[9][10][11]

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