State Senator Sylvia Garcia has submitted her resignation in a letter to Governor Greg Abbot, earlier this week.
Garcia is running for the seat that was vacated by Congressman Gene Green, Texas District 29. Her name will be on the November ballot, as well as a Republican opponent, Phillip Aronoff.
In her letter to Abbott, she said, “It has been an unbelievable honor for me and my family to serve the diverse, proud, working class constituents of Senate District 6 who contribute immensely to our state and want nothing more than to provide a good life for their family.”
Her term will end Jan. 2, 2019. She asked Abbott to call an election to fill her seat in the next election in November.