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Interview with Ramiro Fonseca

Ramiro Fonseca

Ramiro Fonseca

HISD Trustee District 3 is a rematch of one of the uglier elections from 2011. Ramiro Fonseca is back to challenge incumbent Manuel Rodriguez again. The College Success Coordinator for Project GRAD Houston, Fonseca has a long history of service. He’s has served as President of the Houston Hispanic Forum, the Clean Houston Commission (Keep Houston Beautiful), the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board, and as President & Chair of the HPD Eastside P.I.P. As for the ugliness in 2011, you may recall there was an anti-gay mailer sent in the latter days of the race, which Rodriguez didn’t admit to but didn’t disavow, either. This caused the Chronicle to withdraw their endorsement of him. In the end, Rodriguez was re-elected by 24 votes. Needless to say, all of that serves as background for this race, and it was one of the things Fonseca and I talked about.

(Note: All HISD candidate interviews took place before Superintendent Terry Grier announced his resignation.)

You can see all of my interviews as well as finance reports and other information on candidates on my 2015 Election page.

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