Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“State Representative Poncho Nevárez, Chairman of the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, has served the people of Texas with bravery, dedication, and fierce compassion. During his career serving in the Texas House, my friend Poncho could be counted on to champion public safety, advocate on behalf of Texans, fight against every Republican attempt to criminalize our fellow Texans living on the border, and tell it like it is.
“On behalf of all Texas Democrats, we are grateful for Rep. Nevárez’s service to Texas House District 74 and always fighting for our families. We wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter of his life.”