Governor Greg Abbott called the election after Uresti was convicted of 11 charges related to his involvement in the Four Winds Ponzi scheme. As soon as Uresti was found guilty back in February, candidates began expressing interest in running.
Now it's up to voters to decide who will fill Uresti's seat in District 19. Here are the choices.
Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego was one of the first to announce interest in replacing filling Uresti's seat. A notable Texas Democrat, Gallego lost his U.S. District 23 seat to Will Hurt back in 2014 and lost again in 2016.
State Rep. Roland Gutierrez announced his intent to run back in March. He currently serves as Representative for District 119, a seat he's held since the 2012 election.
Charles Urbina Jones is a lawyer and Vietnam veteran. He had an unsuccessful run to represent U.S. House District 23 back in 1998.
Pete Flores ran against Uresti for the Senate 19 seat in
Jesse "Jay" Alaniz is from the same stomping grounds as the Uresti brothers. He was a longtime Harlandale I.S.D. board member.
Carlos Antonio Raymond was also unsuccessful in the March primaries. He was seeking the Republican nomination for House District 117.
Tony Valdivia is a senior reporting analyst at USAA Bank.
Early voting will run through Friday, July 27. Here you'll be able to find early voting locations and times as well as a map of District 19.
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