Gov. Greg Abbott called a July 31 special election to replace Carlos Uresti, who resigned in June after he was convicted on felony charges.
The San Antonio Democrat's sentence comes after he was convicted of 11 felonies in connection with a now-defunct oilfield services company.
Uresti, a San Antonio Democrat, announced his resignation Monday, four months after he was found guilty of 11 felonies.
Candidates are lining up for the day – maybe soon, maybe not – when two Texas Senate incumbents get out of the way.
Gutierrez is running for Texas Senate District 19, a Democratic-leaning San Antonio district that overlaps with his own.
In the inaugural episode of our weekly podcast Just This, Rick Casey and I talk about three stories dominating local news the week of Feb. 19.
Some political leaders have called for his resignation, but Sen. Uresti said he has no immediate plans to step down.
A federal jury on Thursday found State Sen. Carlos Uresti guilty on 11 felony fraud and money laundering charges related to his work with FourWinds Logistics.
Closing arguments in State Sen. Carlos Uresti's federal fraud trial came before a packed courtroom in San Antonio's federal courthouse.
Instead of hearing closing arguments Friday, the jury in the federal fraud trial of Sen. Carlos Uresti was sent home for the long Presidents Day weekend.