Monica De La Cruz is a first-generation Texan, her grandmother having arrived from Mexico to flee political strife. Now she is going to turn into the primary Republican to signify residents of the Rio Grande Valley within the U.S. Home of Representatives.
With 74% of the vote counted, The Related Press reported, De La Cruz was effectively on the way in which to defeating Democrat nominee Michelle Vallejo, 53.3% to 44.8% within the fifteenth Congressional District.
Vallejo emerged from a six-candidate race after a runoff to vie with De La Cruz for the Home seat left vacant by Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, to run within the newly redrawn thirty fourth Congressional District.
De La Cruz, 48, has mentioned she seeks to repair the “damaged immigration system and failed authorities insurance policies” that she has witnessed.
She favors a return to Trump’s “Stay in Mexico” coverage, scrapped by the Biden administration, to manage unlawful immigration by requiring asylum-seekers to remain out of the U.S. whereas their instances proceed. She additionally helps ending a wall on the southern border and bolstering the Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.
She has mentioned she favors lowering the Division of Schooling’s affect on the native and state ranges and banning the instructing of vital race principle in public faculties. She additionally backs nuclear vitality as a part of American vitality independence, whereas rejecting Democrats’ Inexperienced New Deal.
De La Cruz, who has labored as an insurance coverage agent, holds a bachelor’s diploma in advertising and marketing from the College of Texas at San Antonio.
Ken McIntyre contributed to this report.
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