SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE, 10:45 p.m.: Ino Badillo has conceded to incumbent Leticia Vazquez in the race to become the Democratic nominee for the Bexar County Precinct 2 Constable in the November election.
“They pushed me into running, because I wasn’t going to run. But after being in that office and meeting these people in person in the community, I realize that ... I have to do this for the betterment of the office of the community,” Vazquez told KSAT News on Tuesday.
With 83% of precincts reporting, Vazquez got 59% of the vote, while Badillo garnered 40% - a difference of about 3,000 votes.
“We were on uncharted waters. We had a strategy. We had fundraising planned. It’s hard when you can’t use the incumbency of the office to campaign, especially when the pandemic hit,” Badillo said.
Vazquez will defend her seat against Republican Charlie Pena Jr. in the November election.
Leticia R. Vazquez*(D)
(214 / 214)
Badillo received 13% of the vote and Vasquez received 33% of the vote during the March 3 primary. The place was formerly held by Michelle Barrientes Vela, who was removed from office in October 2019 and was indicted January 23 on charges ranging from felony perjury and tampering with evidence to misdemeanor official oppression.
The winner will take on Republican Charlie Pena Jr. in November’s general election.
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