SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Some residents in the West and Northwest sections of San Antonio are going to the polls today to elect a new state representative in House District 125.
Republican businessman Fred Rangel faces former San Antonio City Councilman Ray Lopez, a Democrat, in a special election runoff.
The initial race was February 12, but neither candidate was able to muster enough votes to avoid a runoff. Rangel was the top vote getter with 38 percent, compared to Lopez with 20 percent. Rangel was the lone Republican in the contest last month, while Lopez split the votes with three other Democrats.
Governor Greg Abbott is backing Rangel, a 64-year-old businessman who owns Adco Master Builders and Adco Professional Services. Sixty-nine-year-old Lopez was a city councilman for 8 years, which is the maximum allowed. He also has served on the North Side Independent School District Board.
The winner will replace former Justin Rodriguez, who vacated the House seat when he became Bexar County Commissioner.
The polls will be open until 7 tonight. If you have any questions about where to vote, check the Bexar County Elections website.