Endorsements

Local Endorsers

Regina Montoya, Attorney and Community Volunteer

“Ed Meier is a leader who shares our values: fighting for economic fairness, equal educational opportunities and access to affordable healthcare for all North Texans. As a public servant, I can tell you firsthand that Ed cares deeply about service to others. Whether he is serving this community at Big Thought or serving his country in the Obama Administration at the State Department, Ed has delivered results and helped make the lives of others better. It is time we send Ed Meier to Congress so that he can serve all the people of this district."

John Bryant, Former Congressman

“Ed has the knowledge, experience and vision to deliver solutions on the things that matter most to our communities. As a former Congressman, I know what it takes to get things done for your district and Ed can get things done. Now more than ever, we need folks like Ed Meier representing us in Congress."

Angela Hunt, Former Dallas City Councilmember

“When Ed sees a problem, he finds a way to get it solved. He has the drive to bring about positive change for this community and that's what we need to win this Congressional seat in 2018. We need to elect Ed so that he can work to make a difference in the lives of all North Texas families."

Gunnar Rawlings, Executive Director of Cristo Rey Dallas Corporate Work Study Program

“He’s the guy who can bring North Texans together and make a change for our district, a proven leader. From expanding renewable energy to investing in infrastructure, Ed is committed to growing a North Texas economy that benefits us all. He listens to the people of this community and understands our values. Ed represents positive change for this district and our future."

Other Local Endorsers

Dallas AFL-CIO

Peter AbergDirector at Legacy Capital

Rev. Dr. Jann Aldredge-ClantonMinister, Community Leader, Women's Rights Activist, Workers' Rights Activist

Christine AllisonPresident of D Magazine Partners

Gillea AllisonD Magazine Partners

Brent BeckertAttorney

Pam and John Beckert

Jason and Jessica BerryBerry Family Services, Healthcare and Disability Advocates 

Lindsay BillingsleyDevelopment Director at Alliance Residential

Stacy BraininAttorney

John R. CastleAttorney

Scott ChaseHealth Policy Advocate

Soraya ColliWomen’s Rights and Latinx Activist

Morgan CoxLGBT Activist and Partner at Marquis Group

Chad CrewsDisability Rights Advocate and Grassroots Organizer

Giles Davidson and Dan WaldmannCommunity Leaders

Isabel DocampoDirector of The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions, Perkins School of Theology/SMU 

Janiece Evans-PageBusiness and Community Leader

Melanie FergusonCommunity Leader

Deb FikesCo-President, Religions for Peace, Executive Advisor, World Evangelical Alliance 

Rev. Eric FolkerthMinister and Community Activist  

Hal GillespiePartner, Gillespie Sanford LLP

Vana HammondAttorney and Community Advocate

Rev. Larry JamesCommunity Leader

Hadi JawadHuman Rights Activist

Melissa Kingston, Community Leader 

Hon. Philip Kingston, Dallas City Councilmember

Sharon LyleCommunity Leader

Joy Mankoff 

Norma Minnis, Community Leader

Sean S. ModjarradAttorney

Cory MontfortFounder of The Montfort Group, Former Richardson City Council Candidate

Dorothy MundyCommunity Leader

Sarah SaldañaFormer U.S. Attorney

Frances Cudjoe WatersCommunity Leader

Chad WestCommunity Activist

Sandra ZamoraMember of Dykema Cox Smith

National Endorsers

Jack Lew, Former Deputy Secretary of State, Former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, Former Treasury Secretary

“A cool head under pressure. A determination to make life better for the folks you are working to serve. A commitment to getting the job done, no matter what it takes. Ed Meier served as my senior advisor at the State Department, and let me tell you - he has all these qualities and that's why I'm supporting him.”

Denis McDonough, Former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama

“After serving as President Obama's Chief of Staff, I know competence when I see it. I worked with Ed Meier in the Obama Administration and know that he is the kind of leader who achieves proven results. That is why I am endorsing Ed in his run for Congress.”

Khizr Khan, Gold Star Father

“At the Democratic National Convention in 2016, I stood on stage and spoke about how we're all entitled to the inalienable rights listed in the Constitution. I understand the importance of defending these rights and the vital role the men and women at the State Department play in keeping our country safe as well as upholding our rights and principles around the world. Ed Meier was a Senior Advisor in President Obama’s State Department where he worked with our military to ensure the safety of our diplomats as our troops withdrew from Iraq. He was tested in this role and he got results. I’m supporting Ed because he is a proven problem solver, and has the knowledge and experience to make a difference and get things done for his district. Too often, politicians just talk and don’t deliver results. We have the power to change that and it starts with electing Ed Meier to Congress.”

Ken Salazar, Former Interior Secretary

“When I was working with President Obama as his Interior Secretary, I saw firsthand what it takes to be a strong leader. Dedication. Integrity. A clear vision for how best to move our country forward. So believe me when I say: Ed Meier has all of the characteristics of a strong leader."