State Senator Sylvia Garcia of Houston Resigns Ahead of Congressional Run
State Senator Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) on Monday (July 23) announced through social media her intent to resign from office.
KAMC News reports that in a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Garcia plans to vacate the office January 2nd, 2019. She asked Gov. Abbott to hold an election on Nov. 6th to fill her vacancy in time for the 86th legislative session next year.
No comments have been made from the from the governor's office or Texas GOP.
Garcia is running for Congress to represent the east Houston-area district. If elected to Congress, she would make history.
"Thankfully, Sylvia is not done fighting for the people of Texas," said Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa. "She is making history by becoming one of the first Latinas to represent Texas in Congress. In her next chapter of public service, Sylvia will do what she has always done, speak truth to power and fight for her constituents."
You can read Sylvia's full resignation letter below.