EDINBURG, Texas – After the high profile arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina, citizens are calling for his resignation. Resident Robert Solis walked into Edinburg city hall this morning preparing to hand the city secretary a recall affitdavit. In it, it calls on the mayor to resign after he was arrested las week and charged with voter fraud.
“A lot of people are unhappy with the leadership. What’s been going on in Edinburg and they want someone who they feel can be an effictive leader and that they can trust and there’s doubt.” says Solis.
Solis represents a group of constituents that are taking a stand against Mayor Molina. They call his actions of alleged misconduct malfeasent and question his ability to lead the city. The affitdavit also claims Molina requested or directed the city manager to fire or force to resign approximately 40 employees since taking office.
Solis says, “There has been a lot of interest in this. A lot of people are unhappy, otherwise I would not be here.”
If Mayor Molina Does not resign, Solis is asking for a recall of the mayoral election. To do this, he would need to obtain more than 2,000 signatures from registered Edinburg voters to force a new election and adds he believes he can get the required signatures. Solis saying it puts it back in the hands of the voters.