April 11, 2018/Media, Press

*** Media Advisory: Former Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary Julián Castro, and Texas Democratic Statewide Slate to Speak at Fundraising Reception for Texas Democratic Party ***

Austin, TX – SATURDAY, former Governor Terry McAuliffe will headline the Blue Wave Summit Fundraising Reception in Austin, TX along with the former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro and the Texas Democratic Statewide Slate.

“‘I look forward to sharing my ideas about the importance of ensuring equality and growing the economy in a way that benefits hardworking people and families,” said Governor McAuliffe. “In 2018, Texas Democrats have unique opportunity to win key races and restore some common-sense and balance to Washington and Austin.”

“Texans have a fighting chance to turn our home state blue,” said former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “Let’s keep up the momentum by sharing with Texas voters how Democrats will deliver for them in the State House, the House of Representatives and in the United States Senate.”

“The 2018 election die is cast, Texas Democrats are fired up, exceeding expectations, and voting in force,” said Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa. “People are hungry for change, and folks like Terry McAuliffe and Julián Castro know that the ultimate protest is winning elections. We’re incredibly grateful to these Democratic champions who are helping bring the blue wave to Texas.”


Former Governor Terry McAuliffe

Former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro

We will also be proudly welcoming some of our Democratic candidates and nominees for statewide office:

  • Lupe Valdez and Andrew White, Candidates for Governor

  • Mike Collier, Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor

  • Justin Nelson, Democratic Nominee for Attorney General

  • Joi Chevalier, Democratic Nominee for Texas Comptroller

  • Miguel Suazo, Democratic Nominee for Land Commissioner

  • Kim Olson, Democratic Nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture


Blue Wave Summit Fundraising Reception


Saturday, April 14, 2018 /  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (CDT)


Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

701 E 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701

PRESS MUST RSVP TO [email protected]

About Gov. Terry McAuliffe

In November 2013 Terry McAuliffe was elected the 72nd Governor of Virginia. As, Governor, McAuliffe has focused on equality for all Virginians, enhancing quality of life, and building a new diversified economy that makes economic opportunity a right, not a privilege.

To keep Virginia competitive, McAuliffe implemented major economic development initiatives designed to strengthen the Commonwealth’s pro-business climate, ensure efficient investment in world-class infrastructure and develop a 21st century workforce capable of meeting the needs of emerging businesses and industries.

As Governor, McAuliffe conducted a record 35 trade missions, to dozens of countries, personally delivering Virginia’s calling card to business leaders around the globe. As a result, hundreds of thousands of jobs were created and more than $20 billion in capital investment to communities across the Commonwealth, which is billions more than any previous governor. He oversaw the unemployment rate dropping from 5.4% to 3.6% and initial unemployment claims fall to a 44 year low.  Personal income rose 12.3% during his term of office.

Protecting the rights of all Virginians was always a top priority for McAuliffe. He successfully vetoed a record 120 bills that would have taken Virginia backward. In doing so, McAuliffe protected women’s access to health care, Virginia’s world-class education system, the environment, the integrity of our electoral system and kept more guns off the streets.  

He made unprecedented progress on the restoration of civil rights to rehabilitated felons who have completed their sentences and paid their debt to society. During his tenure, McAuliffe restored the rights of more than 173,000 Virginians, more than any other governor in the U.S.