My last interview for this primary cycle is with another one of the leading contenders in the crowded CD33 primary, Domingo Garcia. Garcia is an attorney and activist who served for eight years on the Democratic National Committee beginning in 1988. He was elected to Dallas City Council in 1991 after leading the fight to implement single member districts there, and was elected the first Latino Mayor Pro Tem in 1993. In 1996 he was elected to the Legislature and spent three terms there, serving on the Criminal Jurisprudence and Judicial Affairs Committees. He is involved with the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force, which was and is one of the plaintiffs in the current litigation. Here’s the interview:
You can find a list of all interviews for this cycle, plus other related information, on my 2012 Texas Primary Elections page. You can also follow this blog by liking its Facebook page. As noted, this is the last interview for the May 29 primary that I have planned. There are a number of campaigns to which I have made contact and been promised a return call, but I never did hear back from them. If one or more of them does eventually get back to me you may yet see some more interviews before the primary, but I wouldn’t count on it. I’ll be at the TDP convention here in Houston and I’ll have my recorder with me, so I’m sure I’ll get a few more interviews done, perhaps some for the runoffs and others for November. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series and found it useful. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the interviews.