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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – This week Local 23 visits South Padre Island and Brownsville to meet those looking to become the next mayor in their respective cities. From spring break to upcoming business. here’s what SPI hopefuls had to say about their campaigns.

Clayton Brasheer, Mayoral candidate, I’m running for mayor because I see a disconnect between the residents and the business owners. I want to amend that. I believe that South Padre Island has such a great future.

Darla Jones, Mayoral candidate, I believe that I am the most qualified candidate by far. I’ve got a degree in Municipal Administration and Public Administration. Like I said, 28 ½ years in municipal government experience.

Patrick McNulty, Mayoral candidate, “I respect the citizens of South Padre Island, our visitors, our guests. My only agenda is to make South Padre Island the best it can be for our residents and guests.”

Meanwhile in Brownsville, a smaller venue at the public library, where candidates took time to speak to voters.

Charlie Cabler, Mayoral candidate, I’ve been part of this community all my life. I’ve lived here. I understand people, I understand our culture. I believe that I can do a lot for our community, continue to do that. I’m not a politician, I’m a public servant. I believe in meeting with people meeting with groups and identifying what their needs are.

Mayor Tony Martinez, I feel very, very qualified. My record speaks for itself. I’ve been willing to serve. I’ll continue to serve. I think that they know this job/position is bigger than myself. It’s for the city of Brownsville.

Also running for Brownsville mayor is candidate Trey Mendez. However, we were not able to contact him at the forum and will be reaching out to his campaign office for future comment.

Early voting starts next week with election day set for Saturday, May 4.

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