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."