Stonewall Dems Endorse Gallego in Special Election, Announce Additional Picks for November

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego addresses the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio's candidate endorsement forum on July 16. (Photo: Dan Graney)

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio have endorsed former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego in the Special Election to replace District 19 State Senator Carlos Uresti, who was recently convicted of 11 felonies including fraud and money laundering.

Gallego is one of four Democrats running for Uresti’s seat. The others are: Uresti’s brother, State Rep. Tomas Uresti; State Rep. Roland Gutierrez; and Charles Urbina Jones, a lawyer and Vietnam veteran. Three Republicans and one Libertarian are also seeking the seat. Early voting for the Special Election began on July 16 and continues through July 27. Election day is Tuesday, July 31.

Gallego was picked during Stonewall’s candidate endorsement forum on July 16. During that gathering, Stonewall also finalized their list of endorsements for the November General Election by revisiting several races from the March Primary and May Primary Runoff in which their endorsed candidate lost and the winner otherwise qualified for endorsement consideration.

The following candidates were endorsed:

U.S. Representative, District 21 – Joseph Kosper

Commissioner for the General Land Office – Miguel Suazo

Railroad Commissioner – Roman McAllen

State Representative, District 116 – Trey Martinez-Fischer

State Representative, District 117 – Phillip Cortez

State Representative, District 118 – Leo Pacheco

District Judge, 226th Judicial District – Velia J. Meza

Judge, County Court at Law No. 8 – Mary Roman

Judge, County Court at Law No. 15 – Melissa Vara

District Clerk – Mary Angie Garcia

County Clerk – Lucy Adame Clark

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