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November Elections look to be hotly contested in some races

The registration period for the November 6 elections will come to a close on Monday, August 20.

Locally there are two nonpartisan entities that will have elections along with state and federal races in November.

The Eagle Pass Independent School District (EPISD) and the Maverick County Hospital District will have various positions up for grabs.

The EPISD has three positions to be decided during the upcoming election.

Up to now, only five individuals have registered to run.

Longtime EPISD Board member and incumbent Lupita Fuentes in position No. 5 will be seeking re-election. Fuentes will be challenged by Mayito Obregon a first-time candidate and Ancira Ford Sales Manager.

In Place No. 3 ex- EPISD Board member Ignacio “Nacho” Saucedo, registered and will go up against longtime local attorney Victor E. Perry for Place No. 3 which is currently held by Rudy Bowels.

Mr. Bowles will be retiring from public office after serving our community in various roles including as Maverick County Judge for many years.

In the EPISD position No. 4 Dr. Hilda Martinez Caballero has also registered to seek re-election.

It looks like Mrs. Martinez will be running unopposed, however there are rumors that someone will register against Mrs. Martinez on Monday morning.

In the Maverick County Hospital District Election, there are two positions that are to be on the November ballot.

Current MCHD Board Chairperson Adolfo Olivares will be seeking his election.

Olivares is currently finishing off an unexpired term after he was appointed to the position by the MCHD Board of Trustees when Board member Joaquin L. Rodriguez resigned in May 26, 2015. Olivares was appointed to the seat on October 26, 2016.

Up to now, no one else has signed up to run against Olivares.

The other position up for election is currently held by Dr. Ronald Hixson who will be seeking re-election after being elected in 2014.

No one has signed up to challenge Hixson for that position.

Both board members could be running unopposed.

The EPISD and MCHD elections will be held along with the November, 6 general elections.

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