Students at The University of Texas wait in line to vote on Election Day, 2012. (Photo: Huey Rey Fischer)
This morning, State Rep. Eric Johnson announced intentions to launch of the Young Texans Legislative Caucus (YTLC). This caucus will highlight issues of concern to students and young professionals under the age of 40 during the 83rd Session.
Among the communities of South East Houston she once represented, Sylvia Garcia has become synonymous with quality of life projects like the Sylvan Beach Restoration Project and Project STARS corridor improvement initiative.
Sylvia Garcia, a juggernaut of South East Houston politics, will be running for the open Senate District 6 seat left open after the loss of long time Houston East End politician Senator Mario Gallegos.
Even all the way up in Austin we at The Texas Monitor have been patiently awaiting Garcia’s announcement. Especially after yesterday’s announcement by State Representative Carol Alvarado that she too would be seeking to refill Gallegos’ Seat.
The Washington Post is reporting that George P. Bush, the Hispanic nephew of George W. and son of Jeb, filed a campaign treasurer appointment on Wednesday with the Texas Ethics Commission. This is a first step to running for a state office.