Ina Minjarez won the House District 124 runoff election on Tuesday, securing her seat as a state representative. Attorney Minjarez won about 55% of the vote, outpacing her opponent Delicia Herrera who received 45% of the vote.
“I’m so thankful for the support, votes and – most importantly – trust of the good people of House District 124. I congratulate Delicia and the other candidates on their hard-fought campaigns, and I thank them for their desire to serve,” Minjarez stated in a press release.
“Tonight’s decisive victory ensures that I’m ready to hit the ground running as the next State Representative for House District 124. I look forward to getting to our State Capitol and working on the priorities of our district: improving our neighborhood schools, growing local jobs, tackling our infrastructure challenges head-on and protecting the needs of our seniors and Veterans.”
Less than 2,500 people, or 2.7% of registered voters, turned out to vote in the runoff election.
The first time around Minjarez took 42% of the vote while Herrera received 28%.
The House District 124 seat was previously held by José Menéndez, who vacated it to fill former Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s Senate District 26 seat.
Visit the Bexar County Elections site for more information about the results.
*Featured/top image: Ina Minjarez celebrates her victory with friends and family after winning the House District 124 seat. Image courtesy of Twitter.