Voter Guide: Texas House District 123 Special Election

Updated: Democrat Diego Bernal is facing off against Republican Nunzio Previtera in a runoff race for Texas House of Representatives District 123, the seat formerly held by Mike Villareal, after being the top vote getters in the Jan. 6, 2015 Special Election.

Bernal received 47.46 percent of the vote while Previtera got 21.28 percent. The other candidates in the race were Democrats Melissa Aguillon, Walter Martinez; Green Party candidate Paul Ingmundson and Libertarian Party candidate Roger V. Gary.

D123 Candidates

This coverage was published during the runoff period 

Bernal and Previtera appeared on Texas Public Radio's The Source on Feb. 10. This link goes to the text and audio version of the TPR program. Both candidates also appeared on This Week With Rick Casey on KLRN on Feb. 3. This link goes to the archived video of the KLRN program.

This coverage appeared before the Jan. 6 election:

Five of the candidates for D-123 discussed the issues at a forum hosted by five San Antonio chambers of commerce on Dec. 22. The video below is of the entire forum in which each candidate was asked to respond to public policy questions from a moderator. Gary was not at the forum.

The event at the Finesilver Building, was co-hosted by the Alamo City Chamber, the San Antonio LGBT Chamber , the Alamo Asian American Chamber, the South SA Chamber  and the West San Antonio Chamber  (Scroll down for coverage by Texas Public Radio and the San Antonio Current.)

On Dec. 22, D-123 candidates Previtera, Gary, Aguillon, Bernal and Martinez appeared on Texas Public Radio's The Source Program. To listen to that program click here.

The San Antonio Current profiled Bernal in this article, Martinez in this article, Aguillon in this article, Gary in this article and Previtera in this article.

This article in the Current reports that Aguillon got a $10,000 campaign contribution from an auto title lender who has fought the kind of consumer protection regulation spearheaded by Bernal as a San Antonio City Councilman.

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