Lieutenant governor candidate visits San Marcos as part of statewide tour

News Reporter

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visited San Marcos Saturday, kicking off of a statewide effort to reach out to Texas households.

Van de Putte met with supporters in the afternoon before a scheduled block walk coordinated by the Hays County Democratic Party. She addressed issues such as public education, healthcare, equal pay and college affordability.

“The population of Texas State has exploded, and particularly this school is one of the most successful schools with first-generation college students,” Van de Putte said. “They beat almost every university.”

The rising cost of college tuition is a result of budget cuts to higher education, and middle class families are often forced to take out large loans, Van de Putte said.

“What students need to know and what voters need to know is that this election is going to be a clear choice between who wants to invest in our education and who wants to brag about continuing cuts,” Van de Putte said.

Read the full story in Tuesday’s issue of The University Star