First Hispanic women to Congress from Texas
The first Hispanic women from the Lone Star state to go to Congress, Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, both ran on platforms that included immigration policy reform and expanding access to affordable health care.
Escobar who is replacing Beto O’Rourke in the 16th Congressional Disctrict resigned from her position as El Paso County Judge to run for Congress. The 49-year-old was an educator before beginning her political career.
Garcia, 68, has represented Houston in the Texas Senate since 2013. She previously served as Houston’s city controller and sat on the Harris County Commissioners Court. – News agencies
Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia