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Glitter Political: For Mary Angie Garcia, it’s all in the name

Photo: Jade Esteban Estrada, License: N/A

Jade Esteban Estrada

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With the exception of the Bexar County Young Tejano Democrats, the lone political group to officially support her, the endorsements never came. It’s spilled milk now, but she still fumes that the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association never contacted her for an interview. “When I found out that the firefighters only interviewed [Abundis-Esparza] for the endorsement process you could see smoke coming out of my ears!” she says.

But, turns out she didn’t need those endorsements, anyway, because of the not-so-secret weapon.

When showing her how it’s used, her supporters sat her down a la My Fair Lady and asked her to say her name. Then asked her how many Mary Garcias she thought there were in San Antonio.

“I guess chingos,” she replied. Then an attorney friend asked her to tell him how many Sister Marys there were in the town named after St. Anthony of Padua—then went on to remind her that almost “everybody’s grandmother’s name is Mary Garcia.”

The message was as clear as the mole on Garcia’s chin.

“Do you believe your name is a big part of this campaign?” I ask.

“You tell me, Jade,” she says, looking directly into my eyes. “Would you rather have a Garcia or a McKinney in San Antonio as District Clerk?”

The general election will answer that all in good time.

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