SA Stonewall Dems announce endorsements for March primary

Dori Contreras Garza, candidate Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio spent a good part of Sunday, January 24 listening to over 50 candidates ask for the group’s endorsement for the March 1 Democratic primary.

The presidential endorsement went to Hillary Clinton.

Over 80 candidates were invited to participate. In the end, a little over 50 completed questionnaires and spoke at the forum.

There were about 40 Stonewall members present at the closed-door endorsement portion of the meeting.

In the race for State Senator District 26, Stonewall endorsed incumbent Jose Menendez who is being challenged by former State Rep. Trey Martinez Fisher.

The endorsement for State Representative, District 116, went to Martin Golando who is running against Bexar County Democratic Party secretary Diane Arevalo and former LGBT Chamber of Commerce president and business owner Ruby Resendez.

In the contest for Bexar County Sheriff, Stonewall endorsed former SAPD spokesman Javier Salazar.

Following is the complete list of Stonewall endorsements

President of the United States
Hillary Clinton

U.S. Representative, District 20
Joaquin Castro

U.S. Representative, District 21
No Endorsement

U.S. Representative, District 23
Pete Gallego

U.S. Representative, District 28
No Endorsement

U.S. Representative, District 35
Lloyd Doggett

Railroad Commissioner
No Endorsement

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3
No Endorsement

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5
Dori Contreras Garza

Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9
Savannah Robinson

Judge. Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3
No Endorsement

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5
No Endorsement

Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6
No Endorsement

Member, State Board of Education, District 5
Rebecca Bell-Metereau

State Senator, District 19
No Endorsement

State Senator, District 26
Jose Menendez

State Representative, District 116
Martin Golando

State Representative, District 117
Philip Cortez

State Representative, District 118
Gabe Farias

State Representative, District 119
Roland Gutierrez

State Representative, District 120
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins

State Representative, District 123
Diego Bernal

State Representative, District 124
Ina Minjarez

State Representative, District 125
Justin Rodriguez

Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 6
Irene Rios

District Judge, 37th Judicial District
Michael Mery

District Judge, 57th Judicial District
Antonia “Toni” Arteaga

District Judge, 73rd Judicial District
David A. Canales

District Judge, 131st Judicial District
Norma Gonzales

District Judge, 166th Judicial District
Laura Salinas

District Judge, 175th Judicial District
Catherine Torres-Stahl

District Judge, 379th Judicial District
Ron Rangel

District Judge, 386th Judicial District
Carlos Quezada

District Judge, 399th Judicial District
Ray Olivarri

District Judge, 407th Judicial District
Karen Pozza

District Judge, 408th Judicial District
Kristal Cordova Thomson

District Judge,438th Judicial District
Rosie Alvarado

Judge, County Court-At-Law No. 5
Caitlin Howell

Sheriff
Javier Salazar

Tax Assessor-Collector
Albert Uresti

County Commissioner, Pct. 1
Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez

County Commissioner, Pct. 3
Brandon J. Johnson

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Place 1
Roberto “Robbie” Vazquez

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Place 2
Monica Lisa Caballero

Constable, Pct. 1
No Endorsement

Constable, Pct. 2
Dan S. Vela

Constable, Pct. 3
No Endorsement

Constable, Pct. 4
Robert “Mike” Blount

Bexar County Democratic Party Chair
Manuel Medina

Check out the slideshow for the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio endorsement forum at this link.

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