Texas Senate District 6 Candidates Debate At UHD
By Cynthia Gonzales
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) served the host site for a debate featuring candidates running for Texas Senate District 6.
The event, presented by KTRK ABC13 and Univision 45 KXLN, was held Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium and also was streamed live online.
Candidates running for Texas Senate District 6 are Democrats Carol Alvarado, Ana Hernandez and Mia Mundy
The District 6 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).
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.