Carlos Uresti

Ryan E. Poppe

In less than 3 weeks, voters living in Senate District 19 will choose a new state senator to follow Carlos Uresti, who resigned following his 11 count federal conviction on charges, ranging from fraud to money laundering.

June 26, 2018
Tim Hernandez / For Texas Public Radio

Updated June 27, 11:30 a.m.

Carlos Uresti, a former Democratic state senator, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Carlos Uresti Announces Resignation From Texas Senate

Jun 18, 2018
State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, along with his wife Lleana, leaves the federal courthouse in San Antonio after being convicted on 11 charges on Thursday morning, Feb 22, 2018
Robin Jerstad / Texas Tribune

Finally heeding calls from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, state Sen. Carlos Uresti announced his resignation Monday, four months after he was found guilty of 11 felonies. 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, has announced he is stepping down from office. The senator sent letters to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott announcing his resignation.  

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

State Senator Carlos Uresti is no longer allowed to practice law in Texas. The convicted democratic San Antonio senator surrendered his law license instead of facing disciplinary action from the State Bar of Texas.