Scenes From The Congressional Debates
By Cynthia Gonzales
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) was the host site for a debate featuring candidates running for seats in U.S. Congressional Districts 2 and 29.
The event, presented by KTRK ABC13 and Univision 45 KXLN, was held Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium and was streamed live online at ABC13.com and Univision.com.
Candidates running for U.S. Representative District 2 are Republican Daniel Crenshaw and Democrat Todd Litton. Both candidates are vying for the seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Ted Poe who announced last fall that he is giving up his seat after 14 years in office.
Republican Phillip Aronoff and Democrat Sylvia Garcia are competing for U.S. Representative District 29. Last November, U.S. Rep. Gene Green announced he was retiring after serving nearly 46 years in elected office.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.