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County elections shaping up to be barnburner

The 2020 Maverick County elections have taken a back seat as the City of Eagle Pass announced that they would be holding a special election in the month of February.

The resignation of Mayor Ramsey E. Cantu to run for the House District 74 State Representative seat, sent waves throughout the community and sparked vast interest in the seat he is living and opened up two city council positions as well.

All eyes then turned to the city elections as several Individuals began to show Interest in running for a city council seat.

In the meanwhile, county political signs are springing up throughout all 4 precincts as elected officials and aspiring candidates are campaigning towards the March uniform elections.

The State elections will be led by important positions up for grabs including the Texas Senator District 19 seat currently held by Pete Flores and the District 74 State Representative position being sought by Mayor Ramsey E. Cantu and Attorney Heriberto “Eddie” Morales.

Locally, there are several races that are already being contested as the candidates are already out knocking on doors.

One race that is the talk of the town at local coffee shops and eateries is the 293rd District Attorney race between long time DA Roberto Serna and Attorney Albert Rodriguez.

Rodriguez and Serna are already making the rounds as they get ready for the upcoming election.

In another county race, appointed Maverick County Attorney Gloria Hernandez will be going up against
Attorney Jaime Iracheta who is looking to get elected to the position he was one appointed to but then replaced by another appointee, Hernandez.

Pct. 3 Maverick County Commissioner Pete Venegas, Jr. is seeking re-election to the seat he has held since 2015.

Venegas will have an opponent, as longtime resident Olga Ramos is seeking to contend for the Commissioner seat.

Pct. 1 Maverick County Commissioner Gerardo “Jerry” Morales

Maverick County Constable Pct 3 AB Mario Hernandez is seeking re-election and could have an opponent. Pct. 3 resident Tony Silva
is looking to register for a run at the Constable position.

All other Constable positions are also up for election.

In Pct. 2 it’s unknown at this time if longtime Maverick County Constable Jaime S. Rios is going to seek re-election. It’s been rumored that he could be seeking to challenge Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber for his seat.

There are two candidates that have already registered to run for the Pct. 2 Constable spot. Denise Cantu who is seeking to be the first ever elected female Maverick County Constable.

Pct. 4 Constable Jose Regalado is seeking re-election and is facing another peace officer during this electoral process.

Hector “Big Rod” Rodriguez is looking to be elected to the position Regalado has held since 2012.

Pct. 1 Constable Rudy Valdez is expected to seek re-election and is looking at facing two other candidates.

Oscar Ramos has announced he is seeking the position.

Longtime peace officer Jose “ Coche” Duran is also vieing to take the position Valdez has held since 2012.

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