Eric Holguin Reaction to District 27 Race Results

Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez visited Nueces Democratic Headquarters where several people gathered to support Democratic candidate Eric Holguin.

Nueces county holds the most voters in District 27 and Democratic party chair, started Tuesday evening very hopeful of voter turn out.

Supporters filled the small room where numbers were being updated as Election Day came to a close.

Some even visited the headquarters to join in the watch party right after submitting their ballot. Like Elias Martinez, who had not cast a ballot in more than 30 years.

“I’m from Corpus Christi… and I voted today because I want to see change.” he said.

As the night concluded, Eric Holguin fell short of votes. Opposing candidate, Michael Cloud delivered his victory speech as more than 50% of the votes were in his favor. Holguin says he won’t stop working for what he is most passionate about- his love for his hometown district.