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Kimberly Mata-Rubio, whose daughter died in the Uvalde school shooting, loses bid to become mayor

Mata-Rubio’s daughter Lexi was among 19 children killed in the massacre at Robb Elementary last year. In a special election, Mata-Rubio lost to Cody Smith, who previously held the position.

Kimberly Mata-Rubio, mother of Alexandria Rubio, one of the children killed in the 2022 Uvalede mass shooting, speaks with Tribune reporter Uriel Garcia a Texas Tribune event held at Southwest Texas Junior College on May 20th, 2023 in Uvalde. Mata-Rubio is running for mayor of Uvalde.

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