Hidalgo County Judge Cortez announces reelection bid
Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced his intention to seek a second term in office as county judge.
“It has been an honor to serve the people of Hidalgo County,” Judge Cortez said in a statement made Friday.
Cortez was elected as Hidalgo County Judge in 2018. The retired, certified public accountant also served as mayor and commissioner for the city of McAllen, according to a news release from the county.
In his statement, Cortez praised the community for how it handled the COVID -19 pandemic since it first emerged last year.
“I have concluded, however, that I am running short of time in my first term and I am humbly asking voters to extend to me a second term as County Judge so that we can leverage our unity of purpose into a community of purpose, one that reflects the best of who we are.”
Cortez is up for re-election in November 2022.