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  Garcia joins race for Gallegos' Senate seat
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Last EditedTX DEM  Nov 16, 2012 08:12pm
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MediaNewspaper - Houston Chronicle
News DateSaturday, November 10, 2012 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia announced Friday that she will run for the Senate seat vacated by the death of Mario Gallegos following his posthumous re-election this week.

Garcia's entry sets up a special election battle that already has local Latino politicians taking sides as state Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, is expected to officially announce her candidacy on Monday.

"Sylvia has never stopped working for us," said House Democratic Caucus Leader Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, in Garcia's press release announcing her candidacy for the state Senate District 6 seat.

"Serving as a social worker, attorney, city controller and county commissioner has provided her broad experience and solid relationships at all levels of government. She is well equipped to fight against the special interests in Austin, putting people first. Sylvia's priorities of education, health care, and jobs are what strengthen families most."
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