February 9, 2013 6:26 am
Perry Sets March 2 Runoff For Senate District 6
Gov. Rick Perry on Friday set a Mar. 2 special runoff election to fill the open seat created by the death of the late state Sen. Mario Gallegos. The race is between State Rep. Carol Alvarado and former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia.
January 25, 2013 4:22 pm
Saturday Is Special Election Day For Senate District 6
Many local voters will have a chance to choose a new state senator tomorrow in a special election to replace the late Mario Gallegos.
January 24, 2013 6:48 pm
Voters Head To The Polls In A Special Election That May End In A Runoff
There are only 31 state Senate seats in Texas, and one in the Houston area is up for grabs on Saturday. Voters will cast ballots in a special election to fill the seat of state Senator Mario Gallegos, who died last year. KUHF’s Pat Hernandez talked to the three leading candidates in the race to become the next state Senator, District 6.
December 17, 2012 4:25 am
Similar Candidates Try To Be Different In Senate District 6
Today is the deadline for candidates in the Senate District 6 race to submit their campaign finance reports. Now that the governor has called a special election to fill the seat that was left vacant when State Senator Mario Gallegos passed away — the campaign for the seat can get under way in earnest. The two front runners in the race are very similar candidates on the surface.
December 13, 2012 1:33 pm
Special Election Day Set To Fill Mario Gallegos' Senate Seat
Governor Rick Perry has set a date for a special election to fill the empty seat of state Senator Mario Gallegos, who died earlier this year.
November 12, 2012 4:03 pm
Alvarado Makes It Official And Announces A Run For State Senator
Mario Gallegos Houston state Representative Carol Alvarado makes it official. She announced that she will run for the state Senate seat held by Mario Gallegos, who died last month. Even though she has the backing of Gallegos' family, she is expected to face a spirited challenge from former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia.
November 9, 2012 4:36 pm
Former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia Joins State Senate Race
Former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia says she'll run for the state Senate seat left open after the death of Mario Gallegos last month. She says she's ready for a new challenge.
November 7, 2012 2:21 pm
Alvarado Expected To Formally Announce Run for Gallegos' Senate Seat
State Representative and former Houston City Councilwoman Carol Alvarado is expected to formally announce next week that she'll run for the state Senate seat left open after the death of Mario Gallegos.
October 25, 2012 3:07 pm
The Future Of Mario Gallegos' Senate Seat
The passing of State Senator Mario Gallegos leaves a lot of questions about who will represent Senate District 6 in the future. Gallegos is expected to win re-election because it's too late to remove his name from the ballot
October 22, 2012 4:29 pm
Touching Farewell To Late Houston Senator Mario Gallegos
It was standing room only as hundreds filled a downtown Church to pay their respects and say goodbye to State Senator Mario Gallegos. The longtime Texas lawmaker died last week from liver disease.
October 20, 2012 7:00 am
What Happens to Gallegos' Senate Seat?
State Sen. Mario Gallegos, D-Houston, died Tuesday, but his name will still appear on the November ballot. What happens to his seat — and how soon his district will have representation in the Senate — is in the hands of Gov. Rick Perry.
October 18, 2012 2:57 pm
Memorial Plans For Houston Senator Mario Gallegos Set
Services are now set for Houston state Senator Mario Gallegos Jr., who died earlier this week after a battle with liver disease. The longtime lawmaker will be remembered in Austin and here in Houston.
October 16, 2012 9:36 pm
Houston State Senator Mario Gallegos Has Passed
Flags at state owned buildings across Texas are flying at half-staff Wednesday morning following the death of Houston State Senator Mario Gallegos Jr. Gallegos served more than two decades in the state legislature after a long career as a Houston firefighter.