It won’t be Doggett versus Castro but it still ought to be interesting.
The battle for a newly drawn congressional district will pit two seasoned Democratic politicians against one another: Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Sylvia S. Romo and former U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez.
On the first day of filing for the March primaries, Romo said Monday that she plans to run in the 35th Congressional District.
“I will probably file this coming Friday,” she said.
Romo served two terms as a state representative before first winning the seat of tax assessor-collector in 1996. She declined Monday to provide her age. Bexar County records list her as 68.
“Looking at all the problems that this country is facing, with my background and experience, I felt that I could be a part of the solution,” Romo said. “I’m a businesswoman, I’m a CPA, I’m an administrator, I’m a mother, I’m a woman, I’m a Latina — you have all of these facets that will help me to see things in a different light.”
Rodriguez, who is 64, has already filed. I know nothing about Ms. Romo so I don’t have a preferred candidate in this race as yet. As I’ve said before, I’d like to see the next generation of leaders step up and take advantage of opportunities to move up the ladder, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case here. In any event, as this is a fairly strong D district, I’ll be rooting for whoever promises to be the best progressive candidate. We’ll see how it goes.