Two Bexar County Democrats are facing a runoff election for José Menéndez’ seat in House District 124 – Ina Minjarez and Delicia Herrera.
Menéndez vacated the House seat after winning a runoff election to fill former Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s Senate District 26 seat. Van de Putte is now running for mayor.
Attorney Minjarez won 42% of the vote, but she needed more than 50% of the 1,981 votes to take the seat. Herrera, a former city council member, received 28% of the vote. Firefighter Nathan Alonzo just missed the runoff, receiving about 24% of the vote, and Insurance Agent David Rosa finished last with 6%.
An abysmal 2% of registered voters actually voted.
Gov. Greg Abbott will set a runoff date later this month.
The district is one of 10 that make up Bexar County’s delegation in the Texas House.
Visit the Bexar County Elections site for more information about the results.
*Featured/top image: Texas State Capitol building in Austin. Courtesy image.
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