FORT WORTH -- State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, talked about the role of farmers and ranchers in Texas -- and the need for better water infrastructure -- Tuesday during the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board meeting at the Omni Hotel downtown.
"For people who work hard every day to make an honest living, including our farmers and ranchers, we have to make sure that government is smarter, and that it's working for you, not against you," Davis said. "Texas is the greatest state in this country, capable of leading the nation in medical and research science, in technology, in oil and gas production, in education and in agriculture.
"Politicians in Austin didn't build our state up to what it is today," she said. "That role falls to the hardworking Texans I meet every day."
Davis will be on the ballot next year as a Democratic gubernatorial candidate. She will face, among others, the winner of the Republican primary, which currently pits Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott against former Texas Republican Party Chairman Tom Pauken.
She noted Tuesday that when she cast a ballot early on Monday, she supported Proposition 6, which is geared to improve the state's water plan, on the current ballot.