Sylvia Garcia has been sworn in to succeed the late Mario Gallegos in SD06.
Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, took her place in the Texas Senate chamber Monday to succeed the late Mario Gallegos.
“We have 31 members. We are complete,” said Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio.
Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, said, “Mario would be proud of this moment.”
Garcia, who is the seventh woman serving in the current Senate, expressed her thanks to her family members and voters in brief remarks.
“I believe in short and sweet,” she said.
Monday afternoon, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst named her to the following committees: Government Organization, Intergovernmental Relations, Jurisprudence and Nominations.
Texpatriate, who has a photo of the swearing-in, was the first person I saw to report this. Congratulations, Sen. Sylvia Garcia. Go and do the great job everyone knows you will do.