Rep. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio) announced he would resign in the next few weeks to accept a teaching position at San Antonio College. A special election will be required to fill his unexpired term.

Southside ISD trustee Katie Farias (D), daughter-in-law of former Rep. Joe Farias (D-San Antonio) and an aide to Sen. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio), announced she would be a candidate in the special election. San Antonio attorney Desi Martinez previously established a campaign committee to challenge Pacheco in next year’s Democratic primary. The race is expected to attract 10 or more candidates.

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