2017-04-19 / Front Page

Early voting starts Monday

BY TONY VINDELL
Reporter

Early voting for the May 6 election will start Monday, April 24 and will end Friday, May 2.

Voters will have extended hours, or from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 27.

They will cast their ballots in four different races - two for commissioners for the Raymondville and Lyford city councils and two others for the Raymondville and Lyford school districts.

Running for the city of Raymondville are incumbents Clifton Smith and Ezequiel “Zeke” Cavazos.

Smith is being challenged by George Solis and Joel Garcia.

Cavazos will try to retain his seat Irene Moreno Cavazos hopes to take away from him.

On the local school district scene, incumbents Jessica Ramirez-Cantu , Guadalupe “Lupe” Ruiz Jr., Javier “Rollie” Longoria and Ramiro “Ram” Ramirez are seeking reelection to second four-year terms.

Ramirez-Cantu faces Judy Gutierrez and Johnnie Falcon.

Ruiz has one opponent, John L. Solis.

Ramirez Jr. has two: Aron Garcia and Janie Cruz-Rivas.

Longoria will try to retain his seat but faces Noe Hernandez and Cyndie Cruz.

In Lyford, three people are running for mayor. They are Tony Chavez, Alberto Cavazos and Jose G. “Wally” Solis.

In the Lyford school district, Arnold Cortez is running against Carlos J. Ramos in Place 1.

Eulalio “Larry” Mendez IV is facing Velma N. Garcia in Place 2.

Alison Busse-Savage and Joey Mendoza are running unopposed in Places 6 and 7, respectively.

Hope Barrera, the county elections administrator, said about 13,000 registered voters are in the county.

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