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KUHF Conversations: State Sen. District 6 Candidate Carol Alvarado

Posted on · In the second of our conversations with the two candidates for state Senate District 6, KUHF Morning Edition Host David Pitman sits down with state Rep. Carol Alvarado. She has represented southeast Harris County in the Texas House since 2009. Here she explains why she wants to make the move to the state Senate, and how she would try to expand healthcare and bring down — or at least freeze — the cost of getting a college education in Texas.

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KUHF Conversations: State Sen. District 6 Candidate Sylvia Garcia

Posted on · 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.