2018 Election

Houston: Don’t Forget to Vote in This December’s Special Election

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Election season isn’t quite over yet if you live in the 6th District of the Texas State Senate, which covers North Houston, the east end, the area around Hobby Airport, Galena Park and portions of Jacinto City, Baytown and Pasadena.

This is the seat once held by Democrat Sylvia Garcia, who resigned after winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, four people are contending to be her replacement — with the Houston Chronicle recommending Democrat Carol Alvarado.

This should be a safe Democratic seat, but you should still plan to go out and vote for two reasons:

  1. You Never Know: The Democrats lost a key, winnable seat in the Texas State Senate during a special election held this past September. Turnout is low for special elections, and anything can happen when turnout is low.
  2. Develop Good Habits: We should all develop the habit of voting in each and every election, no matter how important or unimportant it may seem. Democracy thrives when more people vote.

Early voting is happening right now! So, Houstonians, make sure you get out and vote one more time this December, and make sure a Democrat goes to the Texas State Senate as Sylvia Garcia’s replacement.

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