Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa on Tonight’s Special Elections in Texas House Districts 79 and 145:
“On behalf of the Texas Democratic Party, we congratulate Art Fierro on his victory tonight in Texas House District 79. Fierro ran a campaign focused on delivering solutions for El Paso’s families.
“We congratulate Democrats Christina Morales and Melissa Noriega on advancing to the runoff in Texas House District 145. Morales and Noriega are both uniquely qualified to represent the people of Houston in the Texas House.
“Both districts will remain in strong Democratic hands tonight. It’s clear, Texans want leaders who fight for strong neighborhood schools, a living wage for working families, quality healthcare, and an economy that works for everyone. They’re tired of a Republican government that only looks out for their wealthy friends.
“We thank all the Democratic candidates for stepping up to represent their communities. We look forward to seeing our new Democratic legislators working under the Capitol Dome.”