Former San-Antonio TV meteorologist Maclovio Perez wins congressional nomination


It was a big Tuesday for Texas politics, ending in runoffs for the candidates for attorney general and railroad commissioner, while cementing Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke as candidates for the job. governor as we approach the November half term. But one coastal district won a surprising victory. The former San Antonio TV weatherman turned politician claims his first major victory in the race for the US Congress.

Maclovio Perez won the Democratic nomination for US House in Texas’ 27th congressional district. The results were announced on Wednesday after the March 1 primary elections.

Perez worked as a weatherman for KENS 5 in the 1970s, then returned to the San Antonio airwaves in 2002 at News 4 San Antonio after a long stint in Los Angeles. He left WOAI in 2008 for Corpus Christi’s KRISTV, where he remained until 2020.

Corpus Christi TV station KIIITV spoke with Perez on Tuesday night during its Nueces County watch party. During the interview, Perez expressed his gratitude to the Texans who lent their support behind him.

“I always know Nueces County would be good for me, and I appreciate all the voters who turned out,” Perez told KIIITV.

The congressional candidate also talked about visiting the different areas of the 27th Ward during his campaign, which includes Victoria, Lavaca, Gonzales, Bastrop, Caldwell, Wharton, San Patricio, Calhoun, Matagorda, Jackson, Aransas and Nueces.

“San Antonio is a very, very special place”: The KSAT journalist leaves the antenna.

Perez quickly changed his tone for Washington and how he won’t stray from his roots if elected to Congress.

“We need someone who cares more about what’s going on in our neighborhood than the politics going on in Washington, DC Too often they leave, they go to Congress, and you never see them again. I’m not that kind of guy. I am from the land. I am of the people.

One of the main issues he campaigns on is clean environment and clean energy. During his interview with KIIITV, Perez said that we are now seeing the effects of what scientists have been talking about for 30 years.

“Having worked on the West Coast, I know what pollution looks like, and if you’re from Houston, well, you know what pollution looks like. All of this can be settled in a few months if we try. We are getting to a point where our children no longer have clean air. There is too much plastic on the beaches. It is our house. We have to take care of it. »

Perez will now face incumbent Michael Cloud in the November general election.


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