Sylvia Romo, a former Bexar County tax assessor-collector, has announced her intentions to run for the Senate seat that Leticia Van de Putte is vacating.
Romo a Democrat who previously served two terms in the Texas House in the 90s, said she was joining the race for Senate District 26 on Tuesday. In a statement, she said she received bipartisan support that encouraged her to run.
"As a mother and proud grandmother, I will stand up for Texas families, support small businesses, work to create high paying jobs, and fight to give our children the chance to succeed,” Romo said.
Romo will face state Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, and Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio, in the race. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Dec. 22 to file with the secretary of state's office. Early voting begins Dec. 29. Election day is Jan. 6.