SAN ANTONIO – The race for the U.S. 23rd Congressional district between incumbent Republican Will Hurd Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones is going down to the wire.
Hurd, who has been representing the district since 2014 and was re-elected in 2016, is a San Antonio native and former CIA agent. He is one of just seven black House Republicans.
First-time candidate Ortiz Jones, a Filipina-American, is a former Air Force intelligence officer who served during the Iraq War. She is also a member of the LGBTQ community and served during the during the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.