“During my career, I have worked to support working families, small businesses, the elderly – our everyday neighbors,” Minjarez said in a video. “This year alone, I have worked to bring more than $ 1 billion in funding to our community for our higher education institutions, library services, children’s courts, local infrastructure projects and programs. of economic growth that have helped veterans and local businesses in Bexar County. ”
Minjarez was first elected to House District (HD) 124 to the Texas House of Representatives in April 2015 in a special election and was sworn in shortly before the end of the 84th Ordinary Legislative Session.
His decision to run for the leadership position in Bexar County comes after current county judge Nelson Wolff decided not to stand for re-election.
Had she sought re-election to her seat in the State House, Minjarez would have had more advantage than in previous years, as the redistribution left her district a little more democratic.
The Texas Partisan Index – a measure based on election results in 2018 and 2020 – for HD 124 has gone from a seat where Democrats won around 65% of the vote (D-65%) to D-68% after signing the new cards. place.
HD 124 covers the southwestern part of San Antonio and includes Lackland Airforce Base.
Minjarez’s retirement from the legislature follows a wide range of his colleagues who have followed suit.
A list of vacant seats in the state legislature can be found at texan‘s 2022 elections war room.
Correction: The word “million” in the quote from Representative Minjarez has been corrected to “billion”.