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Early voting starts Monday in the emergency election for new representation in Texas Senate District 19, covering San Antonio and much of West Texas. 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated Aug. 2 11:25 a.m.

The results from last night's special election for Senate District 19 are in, and a district that has been a Democratic stronghold for 35 years might be on the verge of a Republican takeover.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Updated 10:25 p.m.

With all precincts reporting, a special election Tuesday to fill Carlos Uresti’s seat for Senate District 19 ended with no candidate receiving more than 50 percent of the votes. 

Ryan E. Poppe

In less than 3 weeks, voters living in Senate District 19 will choose a new state senator to follow Carlos Uresti, who resigned following his 11 count federal conviction on charges, ranging from fraud to money laundering.

June 26, 2018
Tim Hernandez / For Texas Public Radio

Updated June 27, 11:30 a.m.

Carlos Uresti, a former Democratic state senator, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.