As Reform Austin previously reported, State Senator Sylvia Garcia recently resigned prior to taking her new position representing Texas Congressional District 29. A special election has been set for December 11th to fill the vacant senate seat, representing eastern Harris County. Four candidates have filed to run for the seat, and the front runners are two experienced legislators, Rep. Ana Hernandez (D – Houston) and Rep. Carol Alvarado (D – Houston).

Reform Austin takes a look at the personal financial statements of the two leading candidates.

 

Rep. Ana Hernandez

  • Occupation
    • Attorney at
      • Soto Hernandez LLP
  • Professional Retainers
    • Over $25,000 received from Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson
  • Mutual Funds
    • Over 10,000 shares with Vanguard
    • Over 10,000 shares with Washington Mutual Investors
  • Loans
    • Over $25,000 with Chase Mortgage
    • $10,000-$24,999 with American Education Services
    • Over $25,000 with Lexus Financial Services
  • Property
    • Home in Harris County
    • Property in Harris County
  • Business
    • Soto & Hernandez LLP

 

Rep. Carol Alvarado

  • Occupation
    • Consulting Services at
      • Hudson-Hobby, JV
      • Girasol Consulting LLC
  • Stocks
    • Investments in numerous shares including:
      • 500-999 shares with Unity Bank
      • 100-499 shares with Bank of America Corp (BAC)
      • 500-999 shares with Seadrill Ltd (SDRL)
        • Sold for a net loss of $5,000-$9,999
      • Less than 100 shares with Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)
        • Sold for a net gain of less than $5,000
      • Less than 100 shares with Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)
  • Mutual Funds
    • 500-999 shares with Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renassnc Fd (GER)
      • Sold for a net gain of less than $5,000
    • Less than 100 shares with Schwab Dividend Equity Fund (SWDSX)
      • Sold for a net gain of less than $5,000
  • Loans
    • $10,000-$24,999 with Nolan Robnett
    • $10,000-$24,999 with Sterling McCall Acura
    • Over $25,000 with Chase Bank
    • $5,000-$9,999 with Benjamin Blackburn
  • Property
    • Home in Harris County
  • Business
    • Carol and Alvarado adb CA Consulting
    • Girasol Consulting LLC
  • Assets of Business Associations
    • CA Consulting
      • Less than $5,000 in Computer Equipment
      • Less than $5,000 in Furniture
      • Less than $5,000 in Liquid Assets
    • Girasol Consulting LLC
      • Less than $5,000 in Liquid Assets

 

As candidates running for office, Reform Austin has made each PFS available to those interested.

*Martha Fierro and Mia Mundy have until the fifth day before the date of the election to file their PFS.