District 116 candidates from left: Diana Arévalo (courtesy photo), Martin Golando (photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone), and Ruby Resendez (photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone).

Political Newcomers Look to Succeed Martinez Fischer

Three candidates who have never held public office are vying to succeed state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, who is leaving his Texas House District 116 seat after eight terms to challenge state Sen. José Menéndez in the March 1 Democratic primary. The district has not seen a truly competitive race since Martinez Fischer first won election in 2000.