Sen. Wendy Davis Stops By Rackspace In Early Campaign Visit

One of the great things about working at Rackspace is that I constantly find myself surrounded by people who never want to stop learning. Rackers, myself included, share an unquenchable thirst to know more about the latest technologies, the values that define our communities and the strengths of each other.

One of the ways Rackspace facilitates this type of learning is by providing a space for conversation, where our local leaders can engage in honest discussion with Rackers. We have an open door policy and we welcome political and community leaders of all beliefs to visit The Castle, our San Antonio headquarters.

Yesterday, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stopped by the Rack for a quick tour and brief Q&A with Rackers.

The visit was one of Sen. Davis’s first campaign stops since she announced her candidacy for Texas Governor five days ago. While at Rackspace, Mayor Castro also announced his endorsement for the senator’s gubernatorial candidacy.

At the end of her Castle tour, Sen. Davis volunteered to take the Rackspace rite of passage: she peeled off her black pumps and, while wearing a form-fitting black dress, gracefully slid feet-first down our two-story steel slide. She spent the last half hour of her visit speaking with several hundred Rackers, where she touted her support of nondiscrimination policies and outlined a pro-business, pro-education platform.

Sen. Davis may have stayed at the Castle for less than one hour, but there’s no doubt Rackers felt a lasting impression. Before she left Rackspace to continue her campaign tour, Sen. Davis made sure one thing was clear: “If this whole gubernatorial thing doesn’t work out for me, then I know where I want to come work!”

Check out this awesome video of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’s tour of the Castle:


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Leezia Dhalla is the Speakers Bureau Program Manager at Rackspace, where she is responsible for coordinating external speaking engagements and helping to develop corporate messaging for senior leadership, software developers and key subject matter experts. Her interest in writing and foreign affairs led her to Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.