Winner replaces late TX Sen. Mario Gallegos
Just one more day until voters in Texas Senate District 6 cast their ballots in the runoff election to replace the late Mario Gallegos.
Former Harris County commissioner Sylvia Garcia admits the race against State Rep. Carol Alvarado has become somewhat heated at times.
“She is being supported by people who supported Rick Perry and Mitt Romney,” Garcia tells KTRH News. “People who are pro-voucher and want to take money out of our schools.”
Alvarado stands by her record, and remains confident she'll pull out a win.
“Voters in Senate District 6 know me, they know my record, and how effective I've been able to produce results,” she says.
Alvarado is banking on her experience in Austin, several key debates already underway.
“Such as education and restoring the cuts that were made last session, and the debate on whether to expand Medicaid,” says Alvarado.
Garcia however, insists she too cares about education, especially when it comes to Latino families living in the District 6.
“I'll make sure to fight any attempt to repeal the Texas Dream Act,” she says. “There's nothing more important to our Latino families than making sure their children get a good public education.
The polls in Senate District 6 are open from 7am-7pm Saturday.