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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 04:16 AM

Sylvia Garcia wins Senate District 6 seat

In what was a fierce political battle, former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia won the runoff election Saturday against state Rep. Carol Alvarado for the Senate District 6 seat previously occupied by late state Sen. Mario Gallegos.

Garcia earned 53 percent of the vote, compared to Alvarado's 47 percent, according to preliminary results from the Harris County Clerk's Office, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

"We're just so happy," Garcia said from her election celebration Saturday night. "The supporters and friends here are just besides themselves."

Predominantly Hispanic, state Senate District 6 includes Houston's East End, as well as parts of Pasadena, Galena Park and Baytown. Gallegos represented the district from 1994 until he died last October from complications related to a liver transplant.

More at http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Garcia-wins-Senate-District-6-seat-4323739.php .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 05:36 AM

1. Nowhere in the article or on her Web site is there a party affiliation!

I presume that she's a Democrat, but even on her Web site there is absolutely no mention of party.

It does say, however, that she has been fighting Rick Perry on education. So I presume she must be a Dem.

Why the fuck isn't her party listed?

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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 05:38 AM

2. Both candidates are Democrats.

There was an at-large election with several candidates about a month ago. The two candidates with the highest vote totals advanced to a runoff since neither won a majority.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 05:43 AM

3. Why would she have a Web site w/o party affiliation?

And why would a news story of an election win also not cite party affiliation?

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