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Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

PRESS RELEASE: Vela Releases Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Kika de la Garza

March 13, 2017
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Vela Releases Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Kika de la Garza

Brownsville, Texas – Today, U.S. Representative Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Eligio "Kika" de la Garza: 

"I am extremely saddened by the loss of my friend, Congressman Kika de la Garza. Kika was an inspiration to South Texans and led the charge of building a better agricultural industry for our nation during his time as chairman of the Agriculture Committee. As an undergraduate student at Georgetown University, I had the privilege of serving as an intern for Congressman de la Garza -  an experience that played a major role in my decision to run for Congress.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. He will be missed."

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