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Unofficial Final City Election Results for Valley Races

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, May 05 2018 May 5, 2018 May 05, 2018 8:50 PM May 05, 2018 in News

WESLACO – Polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday across the Rio Grande Valley in several city elections.

The city of Mission has races including mayoral and city councilmember election.

It appears that there will be a run-off election in the mayoral race and one city councilmember’s race in Mission.

Mayoral incumbent, Norberto Salinas, received 3,085 votes; Armando O’cana got 2,570 votes and Jaime Gutierrez got 519 votes.

Salinas secured only 50 percent of the votes, meaning there will be a runoff race.

In the Mission City Councilmember, Place 1 race, Jessica Ortega-Ochoa reclaimed her seat with 3,251 votes. The challenger, Henry Rodriguez received 2,741 votes.

There may also be a runoff in the Mission City Councilmember, Place 4 race.

Julian J. Gonzalez received 42 percent of the votes; Gus Martinez received 36 percent and John Guerra received 22 percent.

The city of Hidalgo had three races in Saturday’s election.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS can confirm Hidalgo will have a new mayor. Sergio Coronado defeated Mayor Martin Cepeda by 261 votes.

Coronado received 1,969 votes; Cepeda got 1,708 votes and Javier Solis received 17 votes.

In the Hidalgo City Councilmember, Place 2 race, Abram Ramirez got 1,957 votes defeating Manuel Gallegos Jr. who secured 1,718 votes.

Linda Ayala defeated Rachel Anderson in the Hidalgo City Councilmember, Place 4 race. Ayala locked in 2,009 votes and Anderson received 1,676 votes.

The city of Elsa will keep their current mayor, Alonzo Perez. He received 763 votes, defeating challenger Robert Escobar.

There will be no change in mayors in Port Isabel as well. Mayoral incumbent J.J. Zamora defeated the two challengers, Baldemar Chapa Alaniz Sr. and Mario Tamayo.

Zamora received 531 votes; Alaniz got 345 votes and Tamayo possessed 150 votes.

In the Port Isabel Commissioner, Place 1 race, Martin Cantu Jr. defeated Roger Salinas with 672 votes. Salinas received 345 votes.

All of the races are unofficial until they are canvassed.

For results of all the city and school board elections in the Valley, you can view them here.

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