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Elizondo-Garcia pulls out of HD 36 race
by Steve Taylor, Rio Grande Valley Guardian – MISSION, December 11 – Former Hidalgo County Democratic Party Chair Dolly Elizondo-Garcia is not running for the Texas House of Representatives after all.
The land developer and real estate broker said health issues played a major part in her decision not to file for Texas House District 36, which is held by state Rep. Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission.
“I have encountered some health issues that require that I curtail my workload. I remain fully active and involved in the political arena of South Texas. However, these health issues will take critical time away from my campaign and, should I be elected by the voters of District 36, away from the job of State Representative. I expect to fully resolve my health challenges, but until I do I must, with great sadness, withdraw from this race,” Elizondo-Garcia told the Guardian.
Back in August, Elizondo-Garcia said she would be running for HD 36. “I have been involved a lot in the local community and I believe this is the next step,” Elizondo-Garcia said at the time. “I really believe there is a lack of advocacy for issues that really mean something to the constituents of House District 36, such as access to healthcare, education, and women’s issues. The representative we have is not advocating for us. There are some gaps there in House District 36 that needs filling in and it is just not getting done.”