You know her for an 11-hour filibuster over abortion restrictions at the capitol this past summer.
State Senator Wendy Davis is now traveling throughout Texas on her campaign for governor.
She sat down for an exclusive interview with Action 4's Joey Horta.
This is the only in-depth one-on-one interview with Wendy Davis in the Rio Grande Valley.
The crowd goes wild for Wendy.
The democratic State Senator from Fort Worth became an overnight sensation after an 11-hour stand-off with anti-abortion leaders in the Texas House of Representatives.
We know Davis supports a woman's right to choose but when it comes to the other big issues affecting the Valley, where does she stand?
California's controversial decision to allow illegal immigrants to get a driver TMs license has critics in an uproar.
Could it happen in the Lone Star state?
"(Joey Horta): do you think it would be beneficial for illegal immigrants to have a license?"
"(Wendy Davis): I think drivers on the road should have a license, yes."
"(Joey Horta): including illegal immigrants?"
"(Wendy Davis): every driver on the road should have a license.
DPS checkpoints recently drew criticism across the Valley.
Supporters say drivers with nothing to hide, have nothing to worry about.
"I think there's a balance between public safety and going overboard in terms of profiling people," said Davis.
She is against the checkpoints but stops short of sharing her plan to prevent spill over violence.
In a drug related murder in 2012, a man was kidnapped from a Brownsville restaurant, shot execution style in his SUV and left for dead in Rancho Viejo.
"When things like that happen, those persons who are responsible for it are harshly treated and brought to justice as they should be," said Davis.
She did co-author legislation to prosecute spill over violence, setting aside $4 million for district attorney's along the border.
Her preference on enforcement on the border is local authorities, people who know the area best, instead of deploying the National Guard.
On the water crisis, "We need Mexico to live up to their end of that as well. It takes good leaders on both sides of the border to make sure that happens," said Davis.
She would not talk about specifics on getting Mexico to release the more than 140 billion gallons of water it owes the U.S. into the Valley's main water supply.
The only democratic candidate in the race for governor has a long journey ahead to election day.
Her opponent Greg Abbott declined our request for a one on one interview.