Express News Endorses Minjarez in HD 124 primary

Minjarez in HD 124 primary

Updated 10:16 am, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

State Rep. Ina Minjarez had a remarkably successful first full term in the Texas House, earning Texas Monthly’s award as rookie of the year.

It was entirely deserved. For that reason, the Editorial Board recommends Minjarez for the Democratic nomination in House District 124, which is on San Antonio’s West Side.

It is always tough for a freshman representative to make an impact. The freshman term applies though she technically got the seat in the final month of the 2015 session — this, owing to a special election. She then won the subsequent election.

 

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Representative Minjarez requests a Bi-partisan effort for procedures in sexual assault reporting at the Texas State Capitol

 

 

Today, State Representative Ina Minjarez sent an official letter to State Representative Linda Koop and state leadership to formally thank Rep. Koop for leading the efforts to bring public exposure and initiating a process to protect all women, interns, and staffers at the state legislature. Additionally, Representative Minjarez has requested to work alongside Rep. Koop in a bipartisan effort to address this issue.

 

"The bipartisan effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is the same level of involvement we need to solve this problem,” said Minjarez. “The accusations stem from staffers and interns against members of both parties. So, we have to come together in the same way to add protections and create a safe working environment.”


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