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Texas Senate Candidates to Debate at UHD

Although the November elections have concluded, a few races have yet to be decided. Among those is the race for Texas Senate District 6.

At 6 p.m., Dec. 4, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will host a debate featuring the candidates for this state senate seat. Participants will include Democrats Carol Alvarado, Ana Hernandez and Mia Mundy. The event will be presented in UHD's Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium in partnership with ABC13 and Univision 45. Community members are encouraged to RSVP for this event.

This event will be streamed live and is open to the UHD community. Students interested in posing questions to candidates should contact Mike Emery, UHD director of communications, at emeryp@uhd.edu.

The District 6 state senate race will fill the void left by Sylvia Garcia, who vacated her seat to become one of the first Latinas elected to the U.S. House of Representatives this fall.

This event is the second debate hosted at UHD this year. In September, the University hosted debates in collaboration with ABC 13 and Univision 45 with candidates for U.S. Congressional Districts 29 (won by Garcia) and 2 (won by Dan Crenshaw).

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.