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2018 Elections Forum: Two Candidates Vie For Democratic Primary Nomination In Texas District 116

Courtesy Diana Arévalo (L) and Trey Martinez Fischer (R)

Texas Public Radio's "The Source" is hosting a series of forums with candidates leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. Early voting for the 2018 primary elections starts in two weeks on February 20. Primary Election Day is March 6. 

In the San Antonio area, three candidates are campaigning to be the representative for Texas House District 116. The district covers the Northwest area of San Antonio, including the Monticello and Woodlawn Lake neighborhoods, up Bandera Road and I-10 to 1604, covering parts of Balcones Heights and Leon Valley. 

Incumbent Diana Arévalo is running for re-election but must first face Trey Martinez Fischer – who held the seat from 2000 to 2017 – in the Democratic primary. 

The winner will face Republican Fernando Padron in the November elections.


View a Facebook Live of the forum between the Democratic candidates below.

"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource. Leave a voicemail with your questions and comments in advance by calling 210-615-8982.

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.