News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

November 3, 2011
Mark Langford, (210) 932-2568

Attention, Editors, Publishers and Broadcasters:

Uresti hires constituent services liaison for eight counties

State Sen. Carlos Uresti has hired Bianca Kunkel as his district liaison to serve constituents in an eight-county region West of San Antonio.

Kunkel, who formerly worked as the executive director of a nonprofit organization in Uvalde, will provide constituent services for residents of Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, Maverick, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde and Zavala counties. She began her duties on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

A native of San Angelo, Kunkel earned a BA in elementary education at Schreiner University, and then taught in both public and private schools. She currently lives in Uvalde, where her husband, Nathan, works for Del Monte Foods. Kunkel is very involved in the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce, TEAM Uvalde, and her local church.

"Bianca's history of community service and her knowledge of government make her a perfect fit for this important job," said Senator Uresti. "She knows how to get things done for constituents."

Kunkel, who will maintain some office hours in San Antonio, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and Uvalde, will help constituents navigate the sometimes complex bureaucracy of state agencies, particularly those dealing in child and adult protective services, child support, food stamps, worker's compensation, workforce and unemployment, and programs for veterans and the elderly.

She can be reached at (830) 758-0294.

Senator Uresti represents Senate District 19, a 50,000 square mile area extending from the city of San Antonio in Bexar County to the Lower Valley of El Paso County and including approximately 800,000 people. The largest legislative district in the nation, it spans two time zones and contains nine of the 14 border counties in Texas.