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Runoff will feature two with mayoral experience

Mayor Tony Martinez will face former Mayor Pat Ahumada in a runoff election later this year after none of six candidates managed to earn the majority of ballots necessary to win the seat outright, according to unofficial returns released Saturday night.

  • icon Posted: May 11
Saturday 05/09/2015
It’s De Leon for At Large ‘A’ seat

The Brownsville City Commission will have someone new in its At-Large “A” position after it convenes again.

Longoria set for first runoff; likely will face rival Perez

District 1 Commissioner Ricardo Longoria Jr. narrowly missed winning his fourth term Saturday night and will now endure a second race in a to-be-scheduled runoff election.

In closest race of night, Tetreau wins re-election bid

In her first official appearance on a ballot, incumbent District 2 Commissioner Jessica Tetreau was able to defeat her challenger by 19 votes in her re-election bid.

Thursday 04/23/2015
‘Accountability session’ to feature commission and mayor candidates

Brownsville voters will have a chance to hear where City Commission and mayoral candidates stand on community infrastructure issues at a “Brownsville Accountability Session” scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Church, 5409 Austin Road .

Erasmo Castro, Mayoral candidate

Name: Erasmo Castro

Brenda Joyas, Mayoral candidate

Name: Brenda Joyas

Antonio 'Tony' Martinez, Mayoral candidate (I)

Name: Antonio “Tony” Martinez

Robert Sanchez, Mayoral candidate

Name: Robert Sanchez

Patricio 'Pat' M. Ahumada Jr, Mayoral candidate

Name: Patricio “Pat” M. Ahumada Jr.

Cesar de Leon, City Commission At-Large A candidate

Name: Cesar de Leon

Gerardo Martinez, City Commission At-Large A candidate

Name: Gerardo Martinez

Robert Uresti, City Commission At-Large A candidate

Name: Roberto Uresti

Sergio Zarate, District 2 candidate

Name: Sergio Zarate

Michael Gonzalez, District 1 candidate

Name: Michael Gonzalez

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Mayoral candidates pushing for votes as April 27 early voting nears

All six mayoral candidates attended the second of a doubleheader candidate forum moderated by KVEO Reporter Na’Tassia Finley Tuesday morning.

Tuesday 04/21/2015
Opponents keep focus on vision during forum

Brownsville City Commission candidates Tuesday spoke directly to voters through a forum hosted by The Brownsville Herald, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, United Brownsville and KVEO Newscenter 23.

Tuesday 04/14/2015
Candidates take aim at each other at mayoral forum

Nearly 200 people gathered for a discussion of the city’s needs, but those expecting serious debate might have been disappointed.

Monday 03/23/2015
Candidate disputes names on ballot

City attorneys are drafting a response to a challenge from a Brownsville City Commission candidate that questioned the candidacy of his two opponents.

Saturday 03/14/2015
Sheriff will seek re-election

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio intends to run in 2016 for a fourth term, he announced Saturday during a news conference at his San Benito home.

Monday 03/09/2015
Drawing to determine candidate order

Brownsville City Secretary Michael Lopez started his second week on the job by conducting the public drawing to determine the order in which candidates’ names will appear on the city’s May 9 election ballot.

Wednesday 03/04/2015
Few members, fewer candidates show for Republican Club’s city candidate event

Attendance was sparse at the Republican Club of Brownsville’s city commission candidate forum, as organizers said commissioners and club members had difficulty making the event, which was put together last week.

Monday 02/09/2015
Few filings for city elections

While many have made announcements, only two candidates for city office have filed their applications with the city secretary’s office, records indicate.

Wednesday 02/04/2015
Trustees elect president, reorganize positions

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees reorganized Tuesday night, electing Minerva M. Peña as president and affirming a slate of other officers for the coming year.

Friday 01/16/2015
Ahumada eyes mayor post

Four years after voters replaced him with Tony Martinez, former Brownsville Mayor Pat M. Ahumada Jr. will again run for the office he has twice held.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Former mayor considers next political run

Former Brownsville mayor Pat Ahumada Jr. will be running for a seat on the Brownsville City Commission, but just what position he will seek remains unknown. He will make a formal announcement on Friday.

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