Texas Democrats’ Statement on Rep. Filemon Vela’s Retirement Announcement

AUSTIN, TexasTexas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued a statement following the announcement by Filemon Vela (TX-34) that he will be retiring from the House of Representatives at the end of this congressional term while continuing to serve as Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee:

“We are enormously grateful for Congressman Vela’s service to the people of South Texas and for his strong advocacy for immigrant rights and education, as well as for his instrumental help in advancing Democratic priorities in the House of Representatives during his tenure. The 34th Congressional District of Texas is an important district for Texas Democrats and we will ensure that its constituents will continue to be represented by Democrats who will improve their lives. We wish Congressman Vela and his wife Rose a happy retirement at the end of his term and look forward to continuing to work with him at the DNC to elect Democrats across the country and to turn Texas blue.”