Texas candidate for municipal judgeship dies of COVID-19 days before runoff election

Dec 13, 2020

An El Paso attorney running for a municipal judgeship has died following a battle against COVID-19 just days before the race heads to a runoff election.

Lillian Blancas 47, died on Monday after being hospitalized for a second time in early November, The El Paso Times reported.

Blancas, an attorney who served as El Paso County Magistrate Judge, finished first in the three-way election on Nov. 3 for the El Paso Municipal Court judicial seat with roughly 40 percent of the vote.

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Posted by: Pat Monks