Houston, TX – Senate District 6 candidate Sylvia Garcia, today called on Governor Rick Perry to set an election date to fill the senate district seat as soon as possible.
"This is a simple taxation without representation issue," Garcia said. "The working families of our district, most of whom are Latino and African American, deserve to have their voices heard in Austin without delay."
"I have one thing to say to Governor Perry," Garcia continued, "call this election now. The families of Senate District 6 deserve a strong voice in Austin for the legislative session that starts in January of 2013.”
According to published reports by the Houston Chronicle and Texas Tribune, Perry can set the special election for District 6 anytime between Dec 15, 2012 and February 5, 2012.
"The next legislative session begins in less than 2 months," said City Council Member Ed Gonzalez. The legislature will be making decisions that impact our city and the citizens of Senate District 6. That is why it is so important that this election happens as soon as possible -- the families of our district don't have time to waste."
"Rick Perry has cut billions of dollars from our public schools and fired thousands of teachers. And because Perry is opposing President Obama's health care law, up to 400,000 Harris County residents could be denied health insurance," Garcia concluded. "It's no wonder Rick Perry is now dragging his feet by refusing to set the special election date for Senate District 6, and making it harder for our families to have our voices heard."