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Final Results for Travis County's March 3 Democratic Primary Election
Numbers ONLY include Travis County voters
"...State Senator, District 50 Celia Israel: 25,173 (unopposed)..."

March 4, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Travis County Early Voting Results for the March 3 Democratic Primary Election
Numbers DO NOT include election day or non-Travis Co. votes
"...State Senator, District 50 Celia Israel: 10,960 (unopposed)..."

March 3, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

March Primary Election Coverage Live Blog
Travis County awaits Super Tuesday election results
"...but I'm excited by what I'm picking up." Rep. Celia Israel, chair of the state House Democratic Campaign Committee—..."

March 3, 2020 News Post by News Staff

As Kirk Watson Exits, a Special Election for Senator's Successor Looms
Three Democratic elected officials are considering the race
"...choices. (Rodriguez's House colleagues Donna Howard, Gina Hinojosa, and Celia Israel have all now passed on the race.) Rodriguez,..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison and Austin Sanders

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...of press time: state Reps. Donna Howard, Gina Hinojosa, Celia Israel, and Eddie Rodriguez (their colleague Sheryl Cole is..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Lawmakers Ask District Attorney to Free Rosa Jimenez
Texas Attorney General's Office urges she remain incarcerated despite poor health
"...five representatives – Vikki Goodwin, Donna Howard, Gina Hinojosa, Celia Israel, and Sheryl Cole – asked Moore to ensure..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Women's March ATX Rally 2020
"...State Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, with other local Dem lawmakers: Rep. Donna..."

Jan. 20, 2020 Photo Gallery

Women's March Returns to Signal Boost All Women’s Rights
UPDATED: Event looks to rally the vote in 2020
"...attorney and organizer Pooja Sethi. Though speakers include Rep. Celia Israel, Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, Survivor Justice Project..."

Jan. 17, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

A Month-by-Month Guide to Election 2020 Madness
From local policy to the national election, we just want you to vote, OK?
"...the state this week to challenge this; state Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, former vice chair of the House Elections..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
The latest from the local campaign trails
"...they don't want to vote for him." Austin Rep. Celia Israel, who is chairing the House Democratic Campaign Committee,..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Election Ticker: Travis County Races Heat Up
Noises from the March 2020 primary
"...Doggett as well as local state Reps. Gina Hinojosa, Celia Israel, and Vikki Goodwin......"

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

A Political Guide to Gifting in 2019
Give the gift of hope!
"...Democratic Campaign Committee – the group chaired by Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, working to flip the House. On Tuesday,..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...hosts including Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion and Reps. Celia Israel and Gina Hinojosa. Asked about her endorsement of..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Texas LGBTQ Caucus Looking for Change
At town hall reps reinforced the need to flip the House in 2020
"...with Jessica González, D-Dallas, Mary González, D-El Paso, and Celia Israel, D-Austin, to form the Caucus – pulled 12..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Texas Dems Set Their Eyes on the 2020 Prize
Their goal: Flip the state House of Representatives
"..."I'm an Ann Richards Democrat," Celia Israel says, as she commonly does; the state representative..."

Oct. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas, D.C. Dems Raise Funds and the Roof at Johnson-Jordan Dinner
DNC chair: "Opportunity everywhere" in "largest battleground state"
"...the party’s legislative campaign committee, is Austin’s own Rep. Celia Israel, who laid out opportunities for progress “that mainstream..."

Oct. 6, 2019 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Democrats Request Special Session on Guns
Legislators in five cities press Gov. Abbott
"...action. “Thoughts and prayers have their place,” said Rep. Celia Israel, but said public officials have been elected to..."

Sept. 4, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Delia Garza "Seriously Considering" Run for County Attorney
Supporters launch "Progressive Justice Now" draft campaign
"...Ellis); state Reps. Sheryl Cole, Gina Hinojosa, Eddie Rodriguez, Celia Israel; and leaders of the Austin Firefighters Association and..."

July 18, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

The Austin Women Dispelling Stigma and Moving Mental Health Issues Forward
From Sheriff Sally Hernandez to state Rep. Celia Israel, local women are changing the conversation
"...up and listening. Ranus, Richards, and Austin state Reps. Celia Israel and Sheryl Cole agree that mental health care..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The House's LGBTQ Caucus Makes History
The good, the bad, and the religious exemptions
"...Caucus. On May 9, Reps. Mary González, D-El Paso; Celia Israel, D-Austin; Jessica González, D-Dallas; Julie Johnson, D-Car­roll­­ton; and..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Lawmakers Do Little to Support Women's Health
When it comes to controlling women's autonomy, facts never matter at the Capitol
"...turned back various efforts, including from Austin Democratic Reps. Celia Israel and John Bucy, to expand Medicaid more broadly..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sine Die at the 86th Texas Legislature
"...Hinojosa, Sheryl Cole, Donna Howard. Back L to R: Celia Israel, John Bucy, Eddie Rodriguez, Vikki Goodwin. Not shown:..."

May 28, 2019 Photo Gallery

UPDATE: #SaveChickFilA Bill Moves Closer to Adoption in a Blow to LGBTQ Rights
SB 1978 passes House despite heart-wrenching testimony
"...Yet it was Reps. Celia Israel and Caucus Chair Mary González, D-Clint, who got..."

May 17, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: A Landmark Hearing, but LGBTQ Voices Still Needed at the Capitol
Plus Guerrilla Queer Bar's Spring Fling and more qweeah events
"...for minors last Wednesday. In an emotional testimony, Rep. Celia Israel testified in support of her House Bill 517,..."

May 10, 2019 Column by Beth Sullivan

A Decade of Democratic Gains in Central Texas
Turning red to purple and purple to blue
"...districts harden in the Dems' hands; neither Howard nor Celia Israel faced a Republican opponent in 2018...."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Meet the Texas Lawmaker Working to Ban Conversion Therapy
Rep. Celia Israel on politics, queerness, and transportation
"...In 1992, Celia Israel had one thing holding her back...."

April 2, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

Lege Lines: Dem Lawmakers Boycott Anti-Abortion Bill Hearing
Brass ovaries vs. HB 16, and other battle lines drawn at the Capitol
"...re-register for the right to vote. Committee member Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, said the "current Texas election code prevents..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Austin Filmmaker David Blue Garcia Goes Back to the Border for Tejano
Guns, drugs, and laughs in this microbudget thriller
"...a Texas House Resolution, HR 176, authored by Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, for his new film Tejano...."

March 29, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Reproductive Health Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda
“Trust. Respect. Access.” campaign combines progressive forces
"...campaign, including Austin Democratic Reps. Sheryl Cole, Donna Howard, Celia Israel, Vikki Goodwin, and Eddie Rodriguez...."

March 6, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Equality Texas Promotes LGBTQ Friendly Legislation
Report finds “stark gap” between acceptance and lack of protections
"...discrimination in housing, employment, labor, and public services; Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) filed House Bill 517 in her ongoing..."

Feb. 27, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Lilli Hime

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