Five days before the runoff election, a Texas frontrunner for a municipal court judgeship died on Monday due to COVID-19. Lillian Blancas, 47, attorney and a part time magistrate judge in El Paso County, finished her first in the November 3 election.
The election’s result was taken a week later, as none of the three candidates received more than 50% votes. “I am just in shock,” one of her challengers told me. Holguin said they all held a prayer group for Blancas last week. He also confirmed that all knew she was not doing well back.
“My heartbreaks for all those who loved her,” said Amanda, Assistant District Attorney.