Add state Rep. Veronica Gonzales, D-McAllen, to the list of legislators who won't be seeking re-election next year.
The Valley representative says that she won't run again, bringing the number of voluntary dropouts in the Texas House to more than two dozen.
Gonzales, who took office in 2005, chairs the House Border and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. She sent an email confirming the rumors of her decision.
She apparently got caught in competitive crossfire spurred by redistricting. Another candidate, Bobby Guerra, had planned to challenge state Rep. Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg, but ended up in Gonzales' district when the ...