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Republican John Lujan and Democrat Frank Ramirez advance to runoff for San Antonio-area Texas House seat

Ramirez is the former zoning and planning director for a San Antonio City Council member and before that, he was chief of staff to Pacheco's predecessor in the seat, Tomas Uresti. At 27, Ramirez ran on the generational change he would bring to the seat and his already considerable experience in government.


The Texas Tribune

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Frank Ramirez announces major endorsements for House District 118 campaign

Aug. 31, 2021 | Frank Ramirez Campaign

“I am honored to have the support of such a diverse group of community leaders who share my passion for public service,” said Ramirez. “Over the years, I have watched them advocate for our community, and I look forward to the opportunity to be able to work alongside them on behalf of the residents of House District 118.” said Frank Ramirez.


Ramirez has garnered the endorsements of the following current and former elected officials: 

  • Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia, Ph.D, District 4, City of San Antonio

  • Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, District 2, City of San Antonio

  • Former State Representative Leo Pacheco, TX HD-118

  • Former Councilman Rey Saldaña, District 4, City of San Antonio


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Gilbert Garcia, Metro Columnist

Aug. 21, 2021Updated: Aug. 21, 2021 11:37 a.m. | SAN ANTONIO  EXPRESS NEWS

All of my experience accumulated,” Ramirez said. “It made sense for me to throw my hat in this race. I have the legislative experience, I have the policy experience, and from what I know I’m the only candidate that does have any relevant experience that would translate directly to the House floor.”

A Texas House aide cordons off the Texas House Floor after the second special session called by Governor Greg Abbott was quickly adjourned due to a lack of a quorum on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in Austin, Tx., U.S. The Texas House of Representatives did not have a quorum due to a number of Texas House Democrats being absent and adjourned quickly after opening the session on Saturday afternoon.

Matthew Busch, Contributor / For The San Antonio Express-News

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Frank Ramirez is a third-generation San Antonian and a member of City Council in District 7.

A lifelong resident and city director reveals how San Antonio can upgrade its infrastructure to become more sustainable and equal

Erica Sweeney 

May 26, 2021, 3:17 PM

More transportation alternatives for people who don't own vehicles would make the city more equitable, Ramirez said. San Antonio's mass-transit agency VIA Metropolitan Transit does well with its existing infrastructure, he added, but he believes more investment is needed.