Friday, March 20, 2015

Express-News endorses Ina Minjarez for State Rep. District 124

Former Bexar County prosecutor Ina Minjarez, who now practices civil law in San Antonio, is the best choice in the race for State Rep. District 124, and we recommend that voters cast their ballots for her.

All the candidates in the special election are running as Democrats, although David L. Rosa ran as a Republican against Joaquin Castro in 2012 and has switched parties. Other contenders include former City Councilwoman Delicia Herrera & firefighter Nathan Alonzo.

Minjarez, who will be 40 on Friday, spent a decade in the Bexar County district attorney’s office working on cases ranging from domestic violence to murders.

A graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, Minjarez is well prepared to represent the heavily Democratic House district. She voices strong support for public education, wants to ensure that the state’s schools are adequately funded and plans to seek pay raises for Texas teachers.

Minjarez opposes school vouchers and supports Medicaid expansion to enable Texas to secure billions of federal dollars to provide medical care for low-income Texans. She is the right candidate to represent District 124

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