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)—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.