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State Representative Leo Pacheco D-San Antonio will replace his seat at Texas House with a seat in a classroom.
Pacheco, who was first elected in 2018, has announced that he will step down as a representative to teach public administration at San Antonio College, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
A special election will be held to fulfill his role in serving District 118, which covers the southern and eastern parts of Bexar County.
Pacheco was one of seven Democrats who voted in favor of the 1927 House bill, allowing unlicensed porterage, for which the Bexar County Democratic Party censored him in May. Governor Greg Abbott promulgated the bill and it comes into force on September 1. Pacheco also did not join his fellow House Democrats in Washington, DC, from July to prevent the State House from doing business in this year’s first special session.
The representative served as vice-chairman of the Higher Education Committee, the Licensing and Administrative Procedures and Licensing Committee, and the General Inquiry Committee.
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