District Judge Charged with Bribery Still Eligible for Primary Election

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WESLACO – A Hidalgo County district judge facing bribery charges is slated to run in the March primary election.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned despite Judge Rudy Delgado’s arrest and indictment, it's not enough to make him ineligible to run for elected office.

Delgado is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket for the 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 4.

The 13th Court consists of six judges hearing cases out of 20 counties throughout South Texas and the Coastal Bend area. 

According to the Hidalgo County Elections Department, Delgado will remain on the ballot. They say it’s too late to remove his name.

With his name remaining on the ballot, voters will be able to vote for Delgado.

There is no possibility of a write-in candidate for the primary election at this point. The deadline to register for the primaries was in December.

The verdict of the judge’s federal charges will determine eligibility and how votes for him are counted.

Monday was the last day to register for the March primary.

They will take place on Mar. 6.

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