In a conversation that largely centered on what he calls his core values, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett also had high praise for San Antonio’s Castro Brothers.
“Joaquin brings a fresh approach to the Congress. A great deal of energy. He’ll be a great partner on behalf of Bexar County, and I think I can be of some assistance to him,” said Doggett.
Doggett and Joaquin Castro were once drawn into the same district by state legislators. A court ruling changed Castro from an enemy to an ally.
Lloyd Doggett also heard San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s speech at the Texas Democratic Convention last week. It accused the Republican party of moving too far right.
“I hear one Republican candidate criticizing the other that they’re a moderate. What’s wrong with being a voice of moderation in favor of coming together? I think Mayor Castro did a great job. I hope he auditioned well and they call on him to make a speech at the national convention,” said Doggett.
Doggett’s new District 35 includes parts of his hometown of Austin and now a chunk of Bexar County.
Protecting Medicare, social security, and public education are all what Lloyd Doggett calls "core values."
He beat Bexar County tax assessor-collector Sylvia Romo in the Democratic primary, and will face former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz in the general election.
He is heavily favored to beat Narvaiz, but is clear to point out he is embracing the new parts of his district, and is not taking Narvaiz lightly.
“No one should be out measuring the drapes, there’s an election ahead of us, there are choices, but I think the best way to demonstrate democratically, my commitment to San Antonio is that I have listened to some of the concerns, and I’m out advocating for them right now,” said Doggett.