AUSTIN -- The race to be the 48th governor of Texas just got a bit more crowded.
Lisa Fritsch announced her candidacy Tuesday morning in front of friends and supporters at one of Austin's Mighty Fine Burgers Fries & Shake restaurants. She will be on the Republican ballot.
“I am here to share with you a dream bigger than I have dreamt for myself, and the calling to stand with you, represent you, and be true to you, gives me the strength to stand here today asking you to consider a new way for us to govern in Texas,” said Fritsch in her speech. “Texas is moving forward, but the needs of the people remains the same.”
According to a press release, Fritsch stands for "conservative values that aim to create opportunities for growth and advancement for individuals and families from all types of backgrounds"
She is described as a broadcaster, political commentator, former small business owner and writer.
Fritsch, a seventh-generation Texan, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a baccalaureate in Japanese language and literature. She currently lives in Austin with her husband, Mike Fritsch. They have two children.
For more information about Fritsch, go here.