Siblings seek bids for governor, lieutenant governor
By The Associated Press
(7/18/05 - AUSTIN, TX) A Fort Worth man and his
Austin sister have taken their first steps toward
seeking the Democratic nominations for Texas governor
and lieutenant governor.
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If elected, Felix and Maria Luisa Alvarado would be
the first siblings to win statewide office in Texas.
Sixty-two-year-old Felix Alvarado is vying for the
governor nomination. His 49-year-old sister, Maria
Luisa Alvarado, is vying for lieutenant governor. They
both named campaign treasurers last month, a sign
they're serious about the 2006 election.
Felix Alvarado is an assistant principal in the Fort
Worth school district. Maria Luisa Alvarado resigned
in May as a research project coordinator at the
University of Texas at Austin to focus on the race.
The siblings say their chances may be slim, but they
think Democrats need to take a stand against
Republicans, who have won all 29 elected positions
statewide since 1999.