Houston Democrat Morales Outraises, Outspends House District 145 Opponent

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(From left to right: Christina Morales and Melissa Noriega)
Houston Democrat Christina Morales has raised more than $66,000 in her bid to succeed former state Sen. Carol Alvarado’s (D-Houston) seat in the Texas House.
With Election Day one week away, the Texas Ethics Commission recently released eight-day campaign finance filings, the last required report before the March 5th election.
As of the filing, Morales raised $66,878 and spent $58,246 – maintaining $25,107 cash on hand. Her outstanding loans are $5,000. Her opponent, Democrat Melissa Noriega, has $41,922 in receipts, $55,910 in expenditures, $17,453 cash on hand, and $36,685 in outstanding loans.
A March 5th runoff election was called after no single candidate in a crowded field of eight contenders received more than a 50% majority vote needed to win the election.
As of Monday, February 25th, only 300 of the district’s 72,927 registered voters cast a ballot in the Runoff Election. The race is expected to prompt a low voter turnout.
More information on both candidates can be found on their campaign websites:
Christina Morales
Melissa Noriega
Early voting for the Runoff Election runs now through Friday, March 1st. For a list of Early Voting polling hours and locations, click here. Election Day is Tuesday, March 5th.
Reform Austin will continue to follow this Special Election Runoff in addition to the San Antonio House District 125 Runoff Election happening March 12th.

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