NEWS RELEASE from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

For Immediate Release
June 3, 2014
CONTACT: Michael Ruggieri, (512) 463-0119

Sen. Carlos Uresti: Statement on the Passing of Grace Garcia, Executive Director, Annie's List

"Texans seeking honest, fair and moral treatment under our laws lost a champion and a friend today. I'm saddened by the passing of Grace Garcia in an automobile accident. Grace in her personal life, and as Executive Director of Annie's list, was a fighter for opportunity--the opportunity for our daughters to have not only a voice, but a leading role in our future. We are better off today for all the effort, time, and energy Grace devoted to helping make Texas a better place for us all."

Sen. Uresti represents Senate District 19, which covers more than 35,000 square miles and contains all or part of 17 counties, two international ports of entry, ten state parks, 61 school districts, 2700 miles of highways, and more than 23,000 producing oil and gas wells. The district is larger than 12 states and 82 Nations, and contains over half of the Texas-Mexico border.