State Rep. candidates for District 76 prepare for Runoff elections

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 6:53pm

Texans are less than 24 hours away from casting their ballots in primary runoffs. Borderland residents are preparing to hit the polls. While most people we spoke with did not and will not vote, at least one woman had a different answer for this runoff election. Tuesday determines the candidates who will move onto the November ballot. Among the 'no's', and head shaking, one Lower Valley woman had a different answer.

"We haven't voted yet,” Jesusita Concha, Lower Valley explained to us. Concha nodded yes. As a voter, Concha is just one constituent of District 76 the area covers much of the Lower Valley, and parts of East and Central El Paso. A seat -- military veteran, Cesar Blanco and former State Rep. Norma Chavez are squaring off for.

"People want new representation and I think they've had 14 years of the past representation," Cesar Blanco, Candidate Distrtict 76 told us.

"Yeah, well people are not really looking for change. They've actually said it's extremely important my seniority for El Paso,” Norma Chavez, Candidate District 76 explained. Beyond the subtle jabs at each other both candidates and their teams have been knocking on doors, vying for your vote.

"I think they want to start fresh with someone who is going to focus on El Paso's agenda,” Blanco stated.

"I bring experience, seniority, results, opportunity and trust. And that's what my campaign is all about,” Chavez said. This is just one of many important decisions, Texans will make.

Other important races include the Republican race for Lieutenant Governor between David Dewhurst and State Senator Dan Patrick. On the Democratic ticket, U.S. Senator race David Alameel and Kesha Rogers are facing off. And for County Commissioner, Precinct 4, David Stout will try to unseat incumbent Sergio Lewis. The choice will be yours on Tuesday.

As we've reported, the incumbent for District 76 did not make it past the primary election. Naomi Gonzalez is still the representative until January.


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