Our third candidate this week is one of the more interesting people you’ll meet this cycle. Silvia Mintz came to the US from Guatemala when she was 17. She worked as a janitor and a nanny, learned English, and eventually wound up at the University of St. Thomas, where she graduated with a degree in political science, and the South Texas College of Law. This KTRK story provides a concise biography; you can get more from my post on her in January, and this La Voz article if you are Spanish-enabled. She was also quoted a fair amount in the Chron story on the recent Latino summit, though for some reason it didn’t identify her as a candidate for office. Which she is – she is running in HD132 against Rep. Bill Callegari, who has not had an opponent in his Katy-area district since the 2001 redistricting. Here’s the interview:
You can find a list of all interviews for this cycle on the 2010 Elections page.