Republican Mayra Flores declares victory in special election for US House District 34
San Benito native Mayra Flores declared victory Tuesday in the special election for the 34th Congressional district.
Unofficial results show Flores received 14,780 votes in the race to fill in the congressional seat left open by now-retired Congressman Filemon Vela.
It’s the first time the Valley has elected a woman to Congress.
Democrat Dan Sanchez received 12,560 votes. His campaign said they are reviewing the results.
Flores will serve until January 2023 to finish out Vela’s term, and is the Republican nominee for the seat in the November 2022 election.