The special election in SD06 to succeed the late Sen. Mario Gallegos is Saturday, January 26, and early voting for this election begins Wednesday, January 9. There are two serious candidates in this race, State Rep. Carol Alvarado and former County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia. I will publish an interview with Rep. Alvarado on Wednesday, and today I bring you one with Commissioner Garcia. Sylvia Garcia’s resume of public service is long and accomplished – Municipal Court judge, City Controller, Harris County Commissioner, President of NALEO, and on and on. She has been a strong advocate and ally for many progressive causes, and as one might expect she has numerous Democratic elected officials and progressive-aligned groups such as the AFL-CIO and SEIU in her corner. Here’s the interview:
Feel free to add your speculation here about who will finish first and whether or not there will need to be a runoff.