Texas House District 120 has one of the most jam-packed ballots for Bexar County’s Super Tuesday primary elections. There are six total candidates, all democrats, which means a primary runoff will likely decide this race.
We invited all six candidates to sit down with The 210 Podcast host Mari Aguirre-Rodriguez to learn a little more about who they are and what their plans are for District 120 in San Antonio’s Eastside if they are chosen to fill veteran lawmaker Ruth Jones McClendon‘s vacant seat.
Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. To find your Election Day voting site by street address, click here. To find your voting site by registration data, click here. Voters must show a valid photo ID to vote.
The Rivard Report and The 210 Podcast will be hosting Pints and Politics Election Night Party at Alamo Beer on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
Meet The Candidates
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins is the CEO and president at the George Gervin Youth Center and superintendent at the George Gervin Academy. Her brother, former Hall of Fame Spurs player George Gervin, encouraged her to move to the district after Ruth Jones McClendon announced she would leave her seat. If elected, Gervin-Hawkins hopes to lead the change to improve public education and workforce development training.
Byron Miller is a Bexar County Justice of the Peace and a Board Member on the Edwards Aquifer Authority. He previously ran a small insurance brokerage firm. In 2009, he won the plurality vote for City Council District 2 in the general election, but then lost a runoff to Ivy Taylor. Byron is a life-long resident of District 120 and he supports free two year post-graduate education for every Texan.
Art Hall is an attorney, private equity investor, and investment banker. He is a graduate of Harvard University, Texas Tech Law and Business Schools, and the University of Wales. He ran for Mayor of San Antonio in 2001 and placed third of eleven candidates. In 2003, Art was elected to San Antonio City Council representing District 8. He wants to reinvest in public education, promote economic development, and improve the criminal justice system.
Latronda Darnell is the president and senior analyst for a government relations and consulting firm. A former intern and legislative aide to Ruth Jones McClendon, she is well-versed in public policy. She is a charter school advocate and claims credit for defeating Senate Bill 185 that had implications of racial profiling for immigration status.
Lou Miller is a former radio personality and a current owner of a State Farm Insurance Agency. In 2014, he left his position as member of the VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Board of Trustees to join Mayor Taylor’s staff as director of Community Relations. His priorities for District 120 are crime, healthcare, education, and economic development.
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