Lopez Defies History, Wins HD125 Runoff

Former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez defeated San Antonio construction businessman Fred Rangel, 58%-42%, to win the unexpired term of former Rep. Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio), who resigned in January to accept an appointment to the Bexar Co. Commissioners...

Campaign and Election News for March 11

HD125 special: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the special runoff election for the seat vacated by former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D). Republican Fred Rangel (38%) faces Democrat Ray Lopez (19%). The 18.6 percentage point gap between the runoff...

Early Voting and Candidate Update for March 7

HD125 special: Nearly 1K more people voted today (Thursday) in person, bringing the four-day total to nearly 4K. This already exceeds the early voting turnout – in person and by mail – for the February 12 special election. Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday)....

Turnout and Candidate News for March 6

HD125 special: Through three days of early voting, a total of 2,832 people have voted in person. It took all 12 days of early voting to reach that figure heading into last month’s special election. Early voting concludes Friday. SEN: Add Austin tech entrepreneur...

Runoff Election Updates and Other News for March 4

HD125 special: Early voting began today (Monday) for the special runoff election between Fred Rangel and former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez. A total of 845 people voted in person on the first day. It took four days  to reach this total for last month’s...

Election and Candidate News for February 28

HD125 special: Ray Lopez and Fred Rangel appeared at a generally amicable campaign forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. The candidates differed on abortion, background checks for gun sales, the Trump Administration’s policy of separating families at the border...

Special Election and Local News for February 26

HD125 special: Land Comm. George P. Bush endorsed Fred Rangel for the runoff. HD145 special: Runoff campaign finance reports were due Monday. They disclose contributions received and expenditures made between January 20 and February 23. Christina Morales out-raised...