Early voting for the special election run off for Texas Senate District 19 began Monday, September 10 and continues through Friday, September 14. This is a critical election for Atascosa County. Voters will be choosing who represents Atascosa County which is part of District 19 in the Texas Senate. The special election was called to replace former Texas Senator District 19 Carlos Uresti who had to vacate his seat due to felony charges. There are two candidates to choose from: Pete Flores, Republican, Pleasanton who is a retired Col. Game Warden of Texas and Pete Gallego, Democrat, Alpine who is a former state legislator and congressman
Early voting takes place September 10-14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Atascosa County Annex II, 914 Main St, Jourdanton. Texas Senate District 19 is comprised of all or parts of 17 counties including Atascosa County, Bexar to Brewster and encompassing a long stretch of the border with Mexico.
“I would bring strong managerial, budgetary, governance and leadership experience to the Texas Senate having been responsible for $60-million budgets, managed more than two dozen field offices, and supervised more than 127 civilian employees and nearly 532 commissioned officers,” Flores said.
Flores, Republican, lives in Pleasanton and has been endorsed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Governor Greg Abbott, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. He has also been endorsed by the Texas Right to Life and Gun Owners of America as well as the Texas Senate Republican Caucus.
“As your state senator, you have my word that I will work to improve our schools, bring quality jobs to our district and treat our veterans with the respect they deserve,” said Gallego who visited Pleasanton today. “I would be honored to have your vote.”
If you do not vote early, vote in the 2018 Special Election on September 18.
Voting locations are
#1: Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main Street, Pleasanton, TX, 78064,
#2 Horace Fincher Center, 1903 Priest Blvd, Lytle, TX 78052,
#3 Jourdanton Community Center, 1101 Campbell Ave, Jourdanton, TX 78026
#4 Charlotte First Baptist Church, 173 S. Yule Ave, Charlotte, TX, 78011,
#5 Poteet VFW Bldg, 9655 N. SH 16, Poteet, TX 78065 and
#6 Leming School 25 E. Fifth Street, Leming, TX 78050.