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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".

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." 

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.

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. 

Sen. Uresti joins Cat in the Hat at Kids Day at the Park

April 20, 2012

"When Saturday comes, and there's no need to spin it,
Get down to the park; don't waste a minute!
There's a Cat in a Hat and a man from the Senate,
Dancers and games and sun without limit.
Tell your parents, call all your friends,
Get started now if you must make amends.
There's just one rule and all kids must obey it;
You have to have fun; that's all there is to it!"

Join Sen. Carlos Uresti, the Cat in the Hat and other guests for a day of fun and educational activities at Kids Day at the Park.

An annual Child Abuse Prevention Month event, Kids Days at the Park is expected to attract some 10,000 children and their parents for a day of learning and fun.

Sen. Carlos Uresti reacts to governor's Texas Budget Compact

April 16, 2012

"The governor's budget compact will be a blueprint for disaster if Child Protective Services programs are shortchanged even more than they were in the current budget, which slashed prevention measures by 44 percent," said state Sen. Carlos Uresti, noting that there were 65,948 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in Texas last year, and that 231 kids died at the hands of the parents or other caregivers.

"The compact as written does not acknowledge the fact that we can be good stewards of taxpayer dollars without sacrificing the health and well-being of Texas' youngest and most vulnerable citizens," Uresti said.