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Her daughter was killed in the Robb Elementary shooting. Now she’s running for mayor of Uvalde

Associated Press

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Kimberly Mata-Rubio’s 10-year-old daughter was one of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the May 24, 2022, shooting in Uvalde, Texas. After a year of advocating for gun control and school safety at the state and federal level, Mata-Rubio is getting her start in politics at the local level by running to become Uvalde’s first female mayor. Her opponents include a former mayor and an elementary school teacher. The election set for Tuesday will test how the town chooses to move forward from a tragedy that some residents are ready to put behind them while others demand answers.

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