Tribpedia: Henry B Gonzalez

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Henry B. Gonzalez (1916-2000) was a longtime Democratic politician.  He served on the San Antonio City Council from 1953-1956.  From 1956-1961, he served as a member of the Texas Senate.  After a failed bid for governor, and a failed bid for Lyndon Johnson's U.S. Senate seat, he won a special election to replace 20th District Congressman Paul J ...

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In San Antonio, Ambitions Rise for Hispanic Democrats

State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte and state Rep. Mike Villarreal — both Democrats from San Antonio — will face-off in the race to become the city's next mayor.
State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte and state Rep. Mike Villarreal — both Democrats from San Antonio — will face-off in the race to become the city's next mayor.

Nothing better demonstrates San Antonio's distinction as a political springboard for Hispanic Democrats than the political turnover triggered when Mayor Julián Castro left to join the Obama administration.