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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.

Meet Julián Castro's Biggest Fans: The Texas Delegates

September 4, 2012

By David A. Graham, The Atlantic

CHARLOTTE -- "OF COURSE!" Mildred Hilbrich roars. She's been talking calmly about her experience as a delegate to the Democratic convention, but the question -- whether her mayor, San Antonio's Julián Castro, will be the next governor of Texas -- sets her off.

Viewpoint: Legislature must commit surplus revenues to public education

August 20, 2012

By Sen. Carlos Uresti

Like many concerned Texans who track state revenue and spending, I am cautiously optimistic about recent projections that we could collect at least $5 billion more in sales taxes and fees than originally anticipated, thanks to a steadily improving economy.
And I have a good idea for how the state should use this extra money. We should invest it!

Back-to-School Events in District 19

July 16, 2012

When the days are long, and our air conditioners are working overtime, there is no question that the summer season is still upon us. But for thousands of schoolchildren across Senate District 19, summer break is beginning to wind down and their focus is turning on the upcoming school year. A major part of that new focus is purchasing school supplies, but that won’t be an easy task for many families who will need a helping hand this year. As in years past, I am working with a few very generous sponsors to help our children prepare for the important work that lies ahead.

Sen. Uresti weds in Sunday ceremony

June 24, 2012

(SAN ANTONIO) — State Sen. Carlos Uresti exchanged vows Sunday with the former Margaret Lleanna Elizondo, uniting the couple and their families.

Uresti, an attorney who has served in the Texas Legislature as a House member and senator for 15 years, and Mrs. Uresti were married in a ceremony conducted by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia. Some 350 guests attended the wedding Sunday afternoon at the Kendall Plantation, east of Boerne.