AUSTIN, TX—Senator Carlos Uresti and newly elected State Representative Tomas Uresti took their respective oaths of office Tuesday at the Texas State Capitol. The 140-day legislative session runs through May 29th. The brothers are the first siblings in Texas to serve concurrently representing House and Senate districts since 1940.
“This is an exciting day for our family and for our supporters. Our parents instilled in us the importance of serving our community, and the opportunity to do so together at the Capitol is an honor for our family. Now that we’re sworn in, I think I can speak for both of us and say that it’s time to get to work.” said Senator Carlos Uresti.
Tomas Uresti, elected in November to represent District 118 in the Texas House is a longtime public servant, having served on the Harlandale School Board for 10 years. He is also a longtime small business owner in the district, and a mentor and coach for children.
“The Southside of San Antonio is changing rapidly, and more than ever there is a need for leadership that is steady, transparent, and ready to fight for the needs of our students and teachers. Our kids deserve to graduate college or career ready, and our current inequitable system is an impediment, and needs to change.” said State Representative Tomas Uresti.
“We may not see eye to eye on every single issue, but we both agree, serving our districts comes first. We hope to hear from our constituents as session progresses, whether they have an opinion on a bill or issue, or need help with a matter before a state agency. We’re here to serve.” said Senator Uresti.