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'We're going to hit the ground running': Javier Villalobos sworn in as McAllen mayor

1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, June 15 2021 Jun 15, 2021 June 15, 2021 10:46 AM June 15, 2021 in News - Local

The new mayor of McAllen was officially sworn in Monday night.

Javier Villalobos won in a runoff election on June 5, edging out his opponent Veronica Vela Whitacre.

"We're going to hit the ground running," Villalobos said. "One of the things that I've always said is helping the south. We're going to be helping the south because that helps the north."

The new mayor also talked about creating green spaces in the city.

Elected city council members for Districts 1, 3 and 6 were also sworn in on Monday.

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