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Former Bexar Democratic Party Chairwoman Choco Meza Dies

Choco Gonzalez Meza with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a photo from Meza's Facebook page.

Choco Gonzalez Meza, a former Bexar County Democratic chairwoman and a top organizer for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton died today. She was 64.

“There are no words to adequately describe the energy and sheer force that Choco Meza brought to every organizing effort,” said Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa. “For decades, many of us have known that if Choco was on it, it was going to get done.”


Hinojosa went on to say, “Texas families live with more opportunity today because of the service, advocacy, and fierce willpower of Choco Meza. Her impact on civil and voting rights, the Democratic Party, and the opportunity that the Latino community now experiences is immeasurable.”

Meza moved to San Antonio after she graduated from high school in 1971. Through her years of political activism she earned dozens of accolades and served on countless initiatives, projects and commissions, according to a press release from the Texas Democratic Party.