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Griffin endorses Harris for president

April 4, 2019

Rodney Griffin, Texas Democratic executive committeeman emeritus, has endorsed U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California for president.

Harris made her first Texas visit on Saturday, March 23, to Houston since her Jan. 21 announcement that she’s running for the Democratic nomination for president.

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis endorsed and introduced the senator among a rousing crowd.

“We are fighting for the soul of America,” the candidate proclaimed.

“Her experience at every level of government uniquely qualifies her for the Oval Office,” Griffin said. “Her message of hope, and coalition of groups who look like the nation, bode well for defeating the current occupant of the White House.”

Fort Bend notables — Judge Joel C. Clouser, Gloria Clouser, State Rep. Ron Reynolds and Sri Kulamari — attended the event.

Griffin was the longest serving Fort Bend resident on the State Democratic Executive Committee, representing Fort Bend and Harris counties. Griffin is a nearly 39-year resident of Missouri City. He was a White House and NBC guest during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library.