Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving 2015_credit Iris Dimmick08

San Carlos Antonio, who is running for the District 117 seat, said he immigrated to the U.S. when he was 18 from Panama. He joined the army and since retiring has become and advocate for veterans and education. He spent several years homeless after being diagnosed with PTSD. "The military and education gave me my life back," he said. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

San Carlos Antonio, who is running for the District 117 seat, said he immigrated to the U.S. when he was 18 from Panama. He joined the army and since retiring has become and advocate for veterans and education. He spent several years homeless after being diagnosed with PTSD. “The military and education gave me my life back,” he said. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

during the 36th Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner at the The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Photo by Iris Dimmick.