Washington, D.C.–Latino Victory Fund congratulates Candace Valenzuela for winning the run-off in the Democratic primary election in the race for Texas 24th Congressional District. Valenzuela will now move on to the general election in November. If she is elected, she will be the first Black Latina in Congress, only the third Latina to represent Texas in Congress, and the 24th District would flip from Republican to Democrat.
Latino Victory Fund president & CEO Nathalie Rayes issues the following statement:
“Candace’s victory is historic but it’s also a sign of the times. She has overcome challenges that few in Congress can even begin to fathom, and she’ll fight for working families from a first-hand vantage point. We need more leaders in Washington who understand that access to housing, quality education, and health care are more than talking points–they’re entry points to a better quality of life. Latino Victory is proud to stand with Candace to ensure that she makes history in November.”