A report on Leticia Van de Putte

Van de Putte speaks during a press conference before the start of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, flanked by her fellow co-chairs and the convention chair.

Leticia Rosa Magdalena Aguilar Van de Putte

- Leticia Van de Putte

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Wendy Davis (politician)

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American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Fort Worth, Texas.

American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Fort Worth, Texas.

As a Texas State Senator

Despite Republican efforts, parliamentary inquiries from Leticia R. Van de Putte and others as well as raucous cheering and yelling from the political activists gathered in the Capitol carried on through midnight and the close of the special session.

2015 San Antonio mayoral election

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Election to choose the next Mayor of San Antonio.

Election to choose the next Mayor of San Antonio.

Interim mayor Ivy Taylor ran for election to a full term and narrowly defeated former state senator Leticia Van de Putte in the runoff election on June 13, 2015, to become the first African American elected to the position.

Texas Senator Wendy Davis, who filibustered to prevent passage of SB5 during the first special session

Texas House Bill 2

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Bill within the Eighty-third Texas Legislature, first introduced into the Texas Senate as Texas Senate Bill 5 (SB5) on June 11, 2013, related to abortion rights within the state.

Bill within the Eighty-third Texas Legislature, first introduced into the Texas Senate as Texas Senate Bill 5 (SB5) on June 11, 2013, related to abortion rights within the state.

Texas Senator Wendy Davis, who filibustered to prevent passage of SB5 during the first special session

Despite efforts to pass the bill, parliamentary enquiries from Leticia R. Van de Putte and other senators, as well as disruption from the gallery caused the session to go on through midnight, the official closure of the special session.

Taylor in May 2017

Ivy Taylor

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President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and the former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, from 2014 through 2017.

President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and the former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, from 2014 through 2017.

Taylor in May 2017

A runoff election was held on June 13 between Taylor and her remaining rival, Leticia Van de Putte, a liberal Democratic former member of the Texas Senate and the Texas House of Representatives.

Dan Patrick (politician)

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American radio talk show host, television broadcaster, and politician.

American radio talk show host, television broadcaster, and politician.

Patrick at a 2013 press conference on education
Patrick, third from left, attending an October 2017 meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and FEMA officials, on Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.

On November 4, 2014, Patrick won the general election against his state Senate colleague, Democrat Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio, to become the lieutenant governor-elect of Texas.

Jose Menendez

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Member of the Texas Senate for District 26.

Member of the Texas Senate for District 26.

He won a special election on February 17, 2015, for the state Senate, to replace Leticia Van de Putte.

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Obama and Biden

2008 Democratic National Convention

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Quadrennial presidential nominating convention of the Democratic Party where it adopted its national platform and officially nominated its candidates for president and vice president.

Quadrennial presidential nominating convention of the Democratic Party where it adopted its national platform and officially nominated its candidates for president and vice president.

Nominees
Obama and Biden
Nominees
Obama and Biden
Permanent Chair Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference at the Colorado Convention Center the day before the start of the convention, flanked by the three co-chairs.
Democratic National Committee Secretary Alice Travis Germond opens the roll call of the states during the third day of the convention.
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The 2008 Democratic National Convention was held in Denver's Pepsi Center
Invesco Field at Mile High, where Senator Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech
A $15 million temporary building was erected for use by the media
Michelle Obama speaking as the convention's opening night's headliner
Ted Kennedy speaks during the first night of the Convention
Senator Barbara Mikulski speaks during the second day of the Convention
Hillary Clinton speaks during the second night of the Convention
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich addresses the Convention audience on August 26, 2008
Mark Warner delivering the keynote speech
Biden delivers his nomination acceptance speech on the third night.
Obama and Biden appear after Biden's speech
84,000 people filled in Invesco Field for Barack Obama's acceptance speech.
Former Vice President Al Gore speaks prior to Obama's Address
Fireworks at the close of the convention
Abortion protest sign on Table Mountain
Denver Police bear riot gear during the 2008 Democratic National Convention
A "decontamination tent" was maintained by security in front of INVESCO field, where Obama spoke on the last day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention
Denver Police patrol the "LoDo" (Lower Downtown) district during the convention

Sharing in her responsibilities in the convention were three co-chairmen: Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Texas State Senator Leticia R. Van de Putte, and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

Thomas Jefferson High School in 2012

Thomas Jefferson High School (San Antonio)

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Public high school in San Antonio, Texas, United States, and is one of ten high schools in the San Antonio Independent School District.

Public high school in San Antonio, Texas, United States, and is one of ten high schools in the San Antonio Independent School District.

Thomas Jefferson High School in 2012

Leticia Van de Putte, former Texas state senator

Birthplace of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Daughters of the Republic of Texas

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Lineal association dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the founding families and soldiers of the Republic of Texas.

Lineal association dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the founding families and soldiers of the Republic of Texas.

Birthplace of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Early in 2011, Texas State Senator Leticia R. Van de Putte, whose district includes The Alamo historic site, drafted legislation for increased oversight and reporting of the DRT at the Alamo.