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Texas House Dist. 124 race heads to run-off

SAN ANTONIO – Ina Minjarez, a former Bexar County prosecutor and Delicia Herrera a former San Antonio City Council member, respectively, will head to a run-off over the Texas House of Representatives seat for District 124.

They were vying for the seat of Jose Menendez, who left office in February to become a Texas senator.

Minjarez won a total of 828 votes, resulting in 42.22% of votes and Herrera won 555 votes resulting 28.30% of the total.

The run-off is the latest in a parade of special elections to replace lawmakers who won different elected posts or left the Legislature after November's election.

That's when every major statewide office in Texas got a new occupant, though all remained Republican-controlled.

Menendez created the final vacancy by beating fellow San Antonio Democratic Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer to succeed state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte.

Van de Putte, also a Democrat, left the Senate to run for San Antonio mayor.