Sakai, Minjarez headed to Democratic runoff for Bexar County judge; DeBerry wins GOP

State Rep. Ina Minjarez, 46, broke quorum during last year’s legislative session in protest of a voting rights bill and has been the most forceful critic in the county judge race of state Republican leaders in handling the pandemic. She has a legislative background dealing with education, transportation, opioid abuse and a strained foster care system. She also has legal experience as an attorney for over 20 years and was a prosecutor in the DA’s office. Her campaign video promotes Minjarez as “the only candidate with a proven record.”

Born and raised in El Paso, Minjarez has endorsements from local state legislators and County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez, who called her “a champion for Bexar County in the Legislature.” Minjarez has said she’ll focus on property tax relief, educational opportunities that break cycles of poverty, and roads, drainage, clinics and hospitals to serve “health care deserts” in a growing urban county.

  • Melanie Cervantes
    published this page in NEWS 2022-03-05 16:14:33 -0600