Former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz has won the endorsement of the San Antonio Express-News, the largest circulation newspaper in the new CD-35 she is running to represent in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In editorial published on Sunday, the newspaper said Narvaiz has “a true understanding of the needs of the Interstate 35 corridor” and blamed her opponent, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, for slowing the appointment of federal judges, including one in San Antonio.
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District 35 is a new district spawned by population growth. We recommend Republican nominee Susan Narvaiz for this position.
Narvaiz is a former mayor of San Marcos. As a municipal leader, Narvaiz learned the importance of putting community needs before partisan political agendas. She is conservative, but also practical. And Narvaiz brings a true understanding of the needs of the Interstate 35 corridor to the table.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, an Austin Democrat, is seeking election in this district because the Legislature cut Democratic strength in District 25, which Doggett represents.
Doggett is among the most partisan members of an excessively polarized Congress. As chairman of the Texas Democratic congressional delegation, Doggett carries a significant amount of blame for partisan fighting that has slowed the appointment of U.S. District judges in Texas. A seat in San Antonio has been vacant for several years, and interference from House Democrats, who lack constitutional standing in the process, has been part of the problem.
Narvaiz is the clear choice in the new district.