Both Garcia Hernandez and Minjarez are on the ballot in the May runoff and have the opportunity to make history. Garcia Hernandez would be the first Latina to represent House District 70, a newly redrawn district in Collin County, which itself is transitioning in its ethnic and political makeup. Minjarez would also be the first Latina Bexar County judge.
In a statement, Nathalie Rayes, the president and CEO of Latino Victory Fund lauded the four candidates for their progressive credentials. “We’re proud to support Representative Israel, Representative Minjarez, Judge Hidalgo, and Cassandra because they’re seasoned community leaders who advocate for progressive values critical to moving Texas forward,” said Rayes.