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Sen. Uresti draws four-year term

January 23, 2013

 AUSTIN — Sen. Carlos Uresti got a four-year term on Wednesday when members of the Texas Senate drew lots for new terms required by redistricting changes.

"It was the luck of the draw, and I am delighted," Uresti said, attributing his good fortune to some visiting students from Real County who watched the drawing from the Senate Gallery. "In the political equivalent of a first-round bye, my term will extend until 2016. But I will continue to let the constituents of Senate District 19 know where I stand on the issues. Election or not, I will always be accountable to the voters."

Specia is the right man to lead DFPS

November 19, 2012

By Sen. Carlos Uresti

There is new reason to hope that the state agency charged with protecting our children and the elderly will soon step up its efforts on behalf of the most vulnerable citizens in society.

Senior district Judge John J. Specia Jr. of San Antonio, who has been on the front lines of the fight against child abuse and neglect for many years, was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services DFPS.

Sen. Uresti Thanks Supporters

November 8, 2012

We did it! Thanks to your support and confidence we were able to win re-election with nearly 60 percent of the vote.
Most importantly, I would like to thank the voters of District 19 for their support, this includes Democrats, Republicans, and Independent voters. I was especially encouraged by the great words of advice--and concern, expressed to me on Tuesday as I greeted voters at their polling location.

"What are we going to do about all of this traffic" they said, over and over again. "Thank you for your work on child abuse prevention", I was told several times. But, by far the greatest concern, and the number one mandate of District 19 voters was "keep fighting for our schools Carlos".

State Senator Carlos Uresti wins re-election

November 7, 2012

 By Jose G. Landa, Eagle Pass Business Journal

San Antonio attorney and incumbent State Senator Carlos Uresti, Democrat, easily won re-election to the District 19 State Senate post at the Tuesday, November 6, 2012, election, crushing Republican challenger Michael Berlanga, a San Antonio realtor.

Senator Uresti received a total of 118,771 votes (61.05 percent) while Berlanga had 75,756 votes (38.94 percent).

Senator Uresti in Maverick County received 7,883 votes (80.92 percent) compared to Berlanga’s 1,859 votes (19.08 percent).

Carlos Uresti Speaks from San Antonio

November 6, 2012

 Marfa Public Radio spoke with Carlos Uresti, Democratic candidate for State Senator, District 19. Uresti is currently in San Antonio, and spoke to us about the incoming results for congressional races. Carlos Uresti is up against Republican candidate Michael Berlanga.

Click the link below to listen to the Senator Uresti.

Sen. Carlos Uresti on the passing of Sen. Mario Gallegos

October 16, 2012

"Mario will be remembered as a fighter who always stood his ground on the floor of the Texas Senate for those with the greatest need," said Sen. Carlos Uresti, chairman of the Senate Hispanic Caucus. "His tireless work on behalf of the Luna Scholars program ensures that a new generation of Hispanic leaders is ready to pick up his torch. He was not only a great senator, but a great friend." 

Uresti Endorsed by San Antonio Express-News

October 11, 2012

Editorial board cites strong record of advocating for abused and neglected children

In a strong recommendation to voters, the San Antonio Express-News on Thursday endorsed the re-election of state Sen. Carlos Uresti in his race for the Texas Senate.

The newspaper's editorial board acknowledged Sen. Uresti's efforts to pass legislation giving BexarMet ratepayers the ability to abolish the troubled utility, which they did by a margin of more than 75 percent last year, and his long record as a champion for children.

Sen. Uresti has been "a strong advocate for neglected and abused children," the editorial board said, adding, “We recommend that voters re-elect Sen. Carlos Uresti.”

TPACE endorses Sen. Uresti

September 11, 2012

TPACE, the political action committee of the National Association of Social Workers/Texas Chapter, has endorsed Sen. Uresti's campaign for re-election to Senate District 19. The Organization represents more than 6,000 social workers throughout Texas who serve their local communities and are active in the political process.

TPACE joins the Texas Medical Association and the Texas State Teachers Association in endorsing Sen. Uresti in the 2012 election cycle.

Uresti: DNC theme of opportunity must carry to next Legislature

September 9, 2012

By Sen. Carlos Uresti

With the Republican and Democratic national conventions behind us, the fall campaigns for the White House, Congress and state legislatures are fully underway. The messages, themes, and visions presented by each party present voters with clear choices in the most important election cycle in recent history.