Brownsville Mayor Candidates Speak Out

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 9:08am

It was standing room only to hear five mayor candidates speak. Current Mayor Pat Ahumada,.
Commissioner Edward Camarillo, Antonio "Tony" Martinez, Michael Garza, and Viro Cardenas.
It was so crowded some folks had to wait outside to get the chance to hear the candidates.

"It's good to know the mayoral candidates platform is but it would be nice if they had a bigger place so everyone in the community could here instead of us being outside here."

Right off the bat the candidates had the chance to explain a little about themselves and why they are the best candidate.

"Business experience leadership vision and action that I have provided Brownsville to grow in a healthy way."
"My goal is to change Brownsville's image, chance to build up our economy take care of our environment and secure our border."
"The reason I am running is to make sure we have job creation that the civility amongst our commissioners is respectful."
"I am running for mayor because we need change in this community we need to keep positive and look at all avenues and work together as a team."
"I have become interested in the politics in the city government because I realized we have the biggest town the jewel of the Valley and we are not doing what we can to reach it's full potential."

The candidates also field questing including what are Brownsville two most pressing issues in the next four years. Many candidates said the budget was one the biggest issues. They were also asked their opinion including the recently passed plastic bag ban. The majority of the people in the audience students say they learned a lot.

" I already know who I am going to vote for I think all of them are interested in community and improving Brownsville."
"What the candidates want to do to change the community to make it right."

Election day is May 14th for the mayor race.

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