Outspoken Democrat Has Knack for Political Sparring

SAN ANTONIO — State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer may not see himself as a political pugilist, but a 2009 San Antonio Current cover photo, in which the San Antonio Democrat dons boxing gloves, shows otherwise.

A framed copy of the photo and the accompanying story welcome visitors to his downtown San Antonio law office.

“I say what I mean, and I am very clear. I don’t try to nuance things or parse my sentiments,” said Martinez Fischer, a high school linebacker-turned-lawyer-and-lawmaker.

First elected in 2000, Martinez Fischer chairs the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. He is seen by many political observers ...

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