Judge Signs Temporary Restraining Order to Halt Palmview Special Election
PALMVIEW – The special election for the mayoral race in Palmview is on hold after a judge signed-off a temporary restraining order.
KRGV’s Michael Scott explains Ricardo Villarreal was declared the winner of the race. His name was in a section which only listed unopposed elected candidates, a section where voters didn’t have a say.
Though he ran unchallenged, under Texas election code he still needed at least one vote to win.
On Friday, Villarreal filed a lawsuit against the city of Palmview, asking the court to declare him as a winner since he ran unopposed.
He also asked for a temporary restraining order to be granted to stop the city from holding another election; a district judge signed off on the restraining order.
The hearing is set to take place in January.
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