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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)—the second largest university in Houston—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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.