Today marks the start of early voting for the November 3rd general election. And although the presidential race is what’s drawing most people to the polls, there are several local races of interest as well.
All three Valley congressmen, Filemon Vela, Vicente Gonzalez, and Henry Cuellar have Republican opponents. So do the Valley’s two state senators, Eddie Lucio Junior and Juan Hinojosa.
Voters in Cameron County will elect a new sheriff for the first time in more than 20 years – either Democrat Eric Garza or Republican John Chambers. In Hidalgo County, Sheriff Eddie Guerra is running for what would be a second full term against Ezequiel Jurado.
The cities of Donna, La Villa, and Mercedes have mayoral elections. In Weslaco, voters will decide three propositions related to reformatting the city commission. Several Valley school districts have their school board elections.
The Sharyland ISD has placed a $40 million bond issue on the ballot. The early voting period runs through Friday October 30th.