4 Republicans and 1 Democrat are vying for the party’s nomination in the March primaries in Texas House District 122
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Five potential successors are lining up for the reliable Republican House seat in District 122, which covers parts of northern Bexar County.
After serving in the Texas House for more than a decade, Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) has decided not to run again.
Larson had become increasingly outspoken against his own party in previous legislative sessions, as his party passed controversial voting and abortion bills. More recently, Larson expressed disappointment with how Republicans handled the redistricting.
GOP candidates vying for the primary include San Antonio businessman Adam Blanchard, former San Antonio City Council member Elisa Chan, banking executive Mark Daniel Cuthbert, and Mark Dorazio, a former GOP chairman. of Bexar County.
The Democratic primary has Angi Aramburu in an undisputed race.
Here is an overview of the five candidates:
Blanchard is a businessman who has started trucking, logistics and real estate companies that he says have created dozens of jobs. He practiced law for five years before starting a small business. On his campaign website, Blanchard said the combination of his legal training and business experience gives him the ability to represent and advocate for the residents of District 122. His priorities include a secure border, safe neighborhoods and the economic prosperity.
Chan served three terms on the San Antonio City Council. She and her husband own an engineering company with offices in San Antonio and Austin. According to her campaign website, Chan calls herself a tough conservative leader with the courage to oppose liberal policies. Its priorities include a secure border, maintaining infrastructure and stopping inflation.
Marc Daniel Cuthbert
Cuthbert is a senior executive at a Texas-based financial institution and worked for 10 years in a consulting group. He was an Air Force officer who served in Iraq. According to Cuthbert’s campaign website, his campaign issues include election integrity, a secure border and community investments.
Dorazio is a small business owner who has owned a construction business with his wife for 38 years. He served as the Republican Party Precinct Chairman for more than 30 years and was elected Republican Party Chairman for Bexar County from 2017 to 2018. According to Dorazio’s campaign website, his campaign issues include security boundaries, critical race theory, property taxes,
Angi Aramburu is the only candidate to run in the Democratic primary. Aramburu is a small business owner who owns a personal training business and has experience in nonprofit management. This is her first foray into politics and said she is running to “help address the big issues that affect us all,” according to an interview with Living Blue In Texas. Aramburu said his campaign priorities include expanding Medicaid, funding public education and infrastructure.
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