The City of Eagle Pass will be holding a special election on December 16 for the position of City Council Member seat No. 1 due to the City Councilwoman Gloria Hernandez leaving the position to run for Maverick County Judge in March.
The application submittal process for this special election opened up on Tuesday, October 3 and will run through October 16. The first day of the application process saw its first contender sign up.
Local real estate agent Romeo Fernandez signed up to run for the position to replace Hernandez in her role as Council member.
Fernandez will be running for a council seat for the second time as he challenged Place No. 4 Council member Luis E. Sifuentes during the City Council May 2017 election and is now back to continue in his search to serve the public as a city council member.
City Secretary Imelda B. Rodriguez administered Fernandez swearing in. “I Romeo Fernandez a candidate for city council place No.1 swear that I will defend the constitution and the laws of the United States.”
Fernandez the signed his name officially to run for the position of city council place No.1 in December.
Fernandez was accompanied by his family as he filled out his application and took the oath to run for office.
“I am truly ready to move forward and hope this time things are favorable since last time. I do want to say that during the last election cycle I did learn so much and I am appreciative of my opponent Councilman Luis Sifuentes and all city council for they’re all out professionalism” Said Fernandez “I am truly ready and will give it my all and ask the community for their support as we begin this new journey to be elected by the people for the people.”