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Similar Candidates Try To Be Different In Senate District 6

Posted on · Today is the deadline for candidates in the Senate District 6 race to submit their campaign finance reports. Now that the governor has called a special election to fill the seat that was left vacant when State Senator Mario Gallegos passed away — the campaign for the seat can get under way in earnest. The two front runners in the race are very similar candidates on the surface.

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Alvarado Makes It Official And Announces A Run For State Senator

Posted on · Mario Gallegos  Houston state Representative Carol Alvarado makes it official. She announced that she will run for the state Senate seat held by Mario Gallegos, who died last month. Even though she has the backing of Gallegos' family, she is expected to face a spirited challenge from former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia.

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Houston State Senator Mario Gallegos Has Passed

Posted on · Flags at state owned buildings across Texas are flying at half-staff Wednesday morning following the death of Houston State Senator Mario Gallegos Jr. Gallegos served more than two decades in the state legislature after a long career as a Houston firefighter.