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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:30 pm

More than 1,000 people cast early votes Tuesday, repeating the 1,000-plus turnout seen on the first day of early voting.

The turnout in the first two days of early voting in the runoff for mayor and two city commissioner seats has surpassed the first two days of early voting during the general election.

On Tuesday, 1,082 people voted, bringing the total early vote to 2,327.

In the mayoral race, Texas Southmost College Trustee Trey Mendez is in a runoff with former city manager Charlie Cabler after both men received more votes than incumbent Mayor Tony Martinez, who has held office since 2011.

In the general election, 1,435 more people voted for Mendez than Cabler.

The City Commission runoff races include the At-Large A and District 1 seats.

In District 1, Nurith Galonsky, a newcomer to running for City Commission in Brownsville, is facing off against the longest tenured commission member, Ricardo Longoria.

Galonsky received 98 more votes than Longoria during the general election.

The At-Large A seat, vacated by former commissioner Cesar De Leon, who resigned earlier this year, is between Jessica Puente Bradshaw and John Cowen, who nearly won the general election outright, but fell short by less than one percentage point.

Cowen received 2,331 more votes than Bradshaw.

To have won outright during the general election, a candidate needed 50% of the vote plus one vote.

Early voting ends on June 18 and the runoff election is June 22.

Early voting in the City of Brownsville Municipal Election began on Monday.

The following is a list of early voting locations in the city:

>>Main Office, Cameron County Courthouse Former Elections Office, 954 E. Harrison St.

>>Brownsville Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd.

>>Southmost Public Library, 4320 Southmost Road

>>UTRGV Brownsville, La Sala at the Student Union, One West University Blvd.

>>New Horizon Medical Center, 191 E. Price Rd.

>>Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 650 E. Ruben M. Torres Blvd.

Times and days vary. For more information please contact the Cameron County Election’s Office at (956) 544-0809.

mreagan@brownsvilleherald.com

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