On the early afternoon of Tuesday, 2/25/2020, State Representative and State Senate candidate Roland Gutierrez, according to witnesses insulted candidates at the polls and included some voters who were present stating, “Esta gente no vale madre.” Which translates into, “these people (in Maverick County) aren’t worth a damn.”
Some persons at the scene who witnessed the insult stated that he added, “How can anybody support a corrupt candidate just like her father.” He was referring to his strong opponent Xochil Pena Rodriguez. While this is a commonly heard insult in Maverick County during elections, this pejorative is a first to be uttered by a State Candidate to local candidates and voters.
The witnesses stated that after the incident the State Representative stormed away in anger.
Maverick County has over 4,500 votes and has one of the highest Democratic turnouts outside of Bexar County in all of Senate District 19.