Dolly Elizondo, a Texas Realtor and local Democratic activist, said Thursday she will run in the state's 15th District, a campaign that, if successful, could make her the first Latina to represent the Lone Star State in Congress.
Elizondo joined a growing intra-party fight for the seat, rated Safe Democrat by the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report /Roll Call, which is being vacated by Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Texas, for the first time in two decades. “I am a firm believer that ordinary people such as myself need to participate in government. While we have struggled, have had to work hard and fight for resources, we’ve been able to overcome those obstacles and succeed," she said in a statement. "Now it is our responsibility to get involved and advocate for others.”