Wednesday, September 21, 2011

HD 75 Candidate Attends YD Meeting

Hector Enriquez, who has been rumored to be considering a run for House District 75, the seat currently held by Innocente "Chente" Quintanilla attended this month's meeting of the El Paso Young Democrats.

Enriquez confirmed his interest in the seat but said he was still in the decision-making process.

Interestingly Quintanilla hasn't indicated whether or not he is going to seek re-election or jump in to the race for County Commissioner. Quintanilla had walked back earlier discussion of a rumored bid for County Commissioner as just "gossip", which is strange because I actually confirmed that he was considering the bid with one of his staffers.

Quintanilla also recently remarked how favorable of a district he carved out for himself in HD 75 during redistricting. Quintanilla has never really faced a credible challenger during his term in the house but was seen as vulnerable after recently being characterized as "furniture" by a Texas legislative publication, which is why there is talk of so many people considering a bid for the seat.

Whatever decision he is going to make, he might want to make it soon. It looks like the URL www.chenteporlagente.com has already been taken. Looks like it was purchased by Vince Perez's campaign.

Perez actually has the name Chnte on his truck's license plates. Now that's funny!




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