Democratic congressional candidate Will Fisher spoke to a crowded party room at Mattito’s in Lewisville yesterday evening Feb. 11 in an effort to meet voters and address their concerns as directly as he could.
Lewisville city council member Brandon Jones opened the event by encouraging attendees to vote for Fisher over Burgess.
“We can’t do anything about this person in the White House right now, but what we can do is fix these enablers, and one of them represents the 26th District right now,” he said. “What we have to do is take that feeling of, ‘What am I going to do?’ and, ‘Here’s what you can do.'”
Fisher discussed his positions with constituents for a little more than an hour, with topics ranging from the Middle East to the prison-industrial complex and drug laws. His most popular points were about his advocacy for single-payer healthcare and teachers’ unions.
“We are the wealthiest country in the world. Out of all industrialized nations, we have the highest per capita cost of care. Much higher than the next. It’s beyond the point where it’s even arguable, in my mind,” he said. “We’re showing the world that the emperor has no clothes.”
After the discussion, Jones said that even though Lewisville is seen as a low turnout area, events like this to stir up excitement for the coming election are what’s needed to drive participation.
“For a Sunday to fill up a small room, would we fill up the MCL Grand? I don’t know
But I didn’t think they thought we were going to fill up UNT either,” Jones said. “I think this is how it starts.”
Fisher is campaigning against Linsey Fagan for the Democratic nomination for Texas’ 26th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, currently held by Michael Burgess. The primary will be March 6, with early voting beginning Feb. 20.
The Fisher campaign streamed the entire event on Facebook live.