Tribpedia: Chente Quintanilla

Four Years Later, Quintanilla Wants Back Under the Dome

Incumbent state Rep. Mary Gonzalez, D-Clint, is facing a primary challenge from former state Rep. Inocente “Chente” Quintanilla.
Incumbent state Rep. Mary Gonzalez, D-Clint, is facing a primary challenge from former state Rep. Inocente “Chente” Quintanilla.

Four years after forgoing re-election to run for another office, Inocente “Chente” Quintanilla is vying to return to the Texas House. But the current incumbent, state Rep. Mary González, D-Clint, says Quintanilla just missed "being part of the Austin life." 

State Rep. Scott Hochberg, D-Houston, speaks to the press about two school finance measures filed on March 8, 2011
State Rep. Scott Hochberg, D-Houston, speaks to the press about two school finance measures filed on March 8, 2011

Updated: The 2012 Quit List

So far, 27 26 members of the Texas House, four members of the Texas Senate, three State Board of Education members and two U.S. congressmen have said they won't seek re-election.