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Hidalgo County attorney defeats incumbent state district judge

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 03 2020 Nov 3, 2020 November 03, 2020 9:28 PM November 03, 2020 in News - Local

A Hidalgo County attorney defeated an incumbent state district judge on Tuesday.

Attorney Joe Ramirez, who ran for the 464th state district court in Hidalgo County, won about 63% of ballots cast by mail and during early voting, according to preliminary results published Tuesday by the Hidalgo County Elections Department.

The results, which do not include Election Day, will remain preliminary until canvassed.

Ramirez, a Democrat, defeated incumbent state District Judge Ysmael D. Fonseca, a Republican who was appointed to the bench by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott when the 464th state district court was created.

Ramirez is the brother of former McAllen City Commissioner Aida Ramirez, who is the court coordinator for Hidalgo County Court-at-Law #4 Judge Fred Garza.

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