As part of a statewide series featured accomplished individuals, Sen. Kirk Watson met casually with New Leaders on a Austin back porch to share lessons on public leadership.
The New Leaders Texas Off the Record Series kicked-off October 2011, with an intimate talk from Former Mayor Bill White in Houston. A storm knocked out electricity mid-event and a scary story about a man from Paint Creek running for President of the United States was told.
New Leaders met at the Historic Kessler Theater in October 2011, for an evening of discussion with State Representative Rafael Anchia and members of the North Texas Democratic delegation about where Democrats go from the devastating 2011 legislative session, which targeted public education, women and the poor. Special guests included Democratic House Leader State Representative Jessica Farrar and Cliff Walker, executive director of the House Democratic Campaign Committee.