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Endorsements


 
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Annise Parker; Former Mayor of Houston; Houston, TX; Headshot; City of Houston, sourced from Houston Style Magazine "Melissa Noriega is running on her record of accomplishment in public office and offering her experience in government, education and non-profit leadership. I support Melissa because no other candidate has her breadth of experience. She's already served the residents of this district as a State Representative and as a Council Member--she'll be ready to work from day 1."

—Annise Parker
Former Mayor of Houston, TX
"Melissa has a proven track record of getting things done, working with her colleagues and caring for her constituents. She's an experienced, dedicated leader and that’s exactly what is needed in Austin. "

—Kat Castro-Clemons
President of ROADwomen

"I support Melissa Noriega for state representative District 145 because she is an experienced, effective official. As a former state representative and a three-term Houston city council member at-large this distinguishes her in this race. There will be no learning curve for her in the upcoming legislative session. As a former legislator, her relationship with the new speaker and other members will make a difference in what is going to be a challenging session. Her experience in the educational field interacting with schools will ensure District 145 has a strong voice that will fight for the public education system our children deserve.There is no risk or doubt that she can effectively serve the people of District 145. I served with Melissa on city council and I saw her as Chair of the Public Safety committee deal with difficult issues by finding consensus. A much needed skill in the legislature. Join me in supporting a proven leader..a terrific mother..community activist...friend...Melissa Noriega"

—Hon. Sue Lovell
former Houston city council member
 
"...as someone who lives in HD145, I’m voting for Melissa Noriega. She’s a dear friend, she’s been there before, she was an excellent member of City Council, I trust her completely."

—Charles Kuffner
Read the full article on Off the Kuff
 
"Melissa's experience as a legislator, council member, non-profit leader and educator means that she will hit the ground running in this important legislative session that is already underway. She will fight for communities, families and children. I can think of no person smarter or more prepared to serve Texas House District 145. "

—Martha Griffin
Educator
 
"Great leader, great life story and great heart plus great parents who lives here in Ft Bend."

—Don Bankston
SDEC18
 
"I have been following her comments and ideas for quite a while and find her to be one of the fairest, most open minded and common sense people I know. Has great ideas, is very involved with the community and is not afraid of hard work. Is a consensus builder and a unifier."

—Gabriele Merrill
 
"I've known Melissa Noriega for some time. I have always been impressed with her intellect. After interviewing her at the "Inspiring Interviews" event held by the ROADwomen organization, I was completely impressed by her care for all aspects of people's lives. She was more about solutions than ideology. I am sure that is what she would represent standing up as State Congresswoman for the citizens of Texas District 145."

—Egberto Willies
Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies
 
"I've always looked up to Melissa as the example of what it means to serve your community. She has sacrificed so much for Houston both as a Councilwoman and as a State Representative. I know that our community will gain a tireless advocate if she is elected again."

—Gene Wu
Representative TXHD137
 
"Melissa is a fellow educator who has served in the Texas House & Houston City Council. She has an amazing record of public service! Melissa will be a strong advocate for our public school children and teachers."

—Jim Henley
Educator and former elected official
 
"Melissa is a thoughtful public servant who has great track record of helping people in the Houston area. She will be a great asset in the Texas legislature and a great representative for the residents of HD 145 "

—Vik Verma
Civil Engineer
 
"A leader we can count on."

—Mustafa Tameez
Outreach Strategists, LLC
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