AUSTIN, Texas -- Lisa Fritsch is the first African-American woman to run for Texas governor.
The Austin resident says she voted for herself at the George Washington Carver Museum in East Austin Saturday during early voting primaries.
Fritsch is a University of Texas graduate, writer and commentator. Fritsch says her candidacy is historic for more than just her race and gender.
"But the reason it’s historic for me is because it’s such an uphill battle. It’s really the first time that someone has run for an office of this stature as a citizen’s candidate. As someone who’s trying to break down the system of the status quo," said Fritsch.
Fritch says she was spurred to action after seeing the tweet from Greg Abbott’s top advisor that Wendy Davis is 'Too stupid to run for governor.'
Fritsch says she knew the Republican Party was in trouble. She believes she can strongly represent the party and with more spirtuality. Fritsch is a Christian.
Early voting ends Feb. 28.