Democrat Christina Morales wins Texas House seat formerly held by Alvarado
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/8/2019, 8:07 a.m.
Democrat Christina Morales has handily won the special election runoff to fill the former Texas House seat of state Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston. With all precincts reporting Tuesday night, Morales had 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent for fellow Democrat Melissa Noriega, according to unofficial returns. Morales is the president of her family's funeral home in Houston's East End, while Noriega is a former Houston City Council member who temporarily held the House seat over a decade ago. Alvarado gave up the seat in House District 145 when she won a promotion to the upper chamber in December. Morales and Noriega were the top two finishers in the initial eight-way contest for HD-145, which was held Jan. 29. Morales got 36 percent of that vote, while Noriega received 31 percent in the initial contest. Morales had the support of U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia.