Voter Guide: Texas Senate District 26 Special Election

Updated: Democrats Trey Martinez Fischer and José Menéndez will face each other in a runoff election for Texas Senate District 26, after they were the top vote-getters in a Jan. 6 Special Election to fill the seat previously held by Leticia Van de Putte. 

Martinez Fischer received 43.28 percent of the vote, while Menéndez got 25.37 percent of the vote. The other candidates in the original field were Al Suarez and Republicans Alma Perez Jackson and Joan Pedrotti.

Martinez Fischer is an attorney and a state Representative; Menéndez is vice president of Stewart Title Guaranty and a state Representative.

This coverage was published during the runoff period

Martinez Fisher and Menéndez 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. 6. This link goes to the archived video of the KLRN program.

This coverage was before the Jan. 6 election:

Texas Public Radio interviewed Martinez Fischer, Perez Jackson, Menéndez and Suarez on The Source on Dec. 30. To listen to the interviews on the program click here. This link is to a Jan. 5 TPR piece on Martinez Fischer and Menéndez.

Here is a link to coverage in the San Antonio Current.

You can also view The Texas Tribune's profile of Representitives Martinez Fischer and Menéndez.