KUHF Conversations: State Sen. District 6 Candidate Sylvia Garcia
A longtime name in Harris County politics wants a job in Austin. Democrat Sylvia Garcia served as Harris County Commissioner for nearly a decade, before her unexpected defeat in 2010. Now, she's one of two in a runoff election for state Senate District 6. That's the seat left open following the death of state Sen. Mario Gallegos. Garcia is facing off against another Democrat, state Rep. Carol Alvarado. This week, KUHF is speaking with both candidates. We start with Garcia, who talks to Morning Edition Host David Pitman about her top legislative priority, and her latest campaign ad tying Alvarado to supporters of Governor Rick Perry.