McAllen mayoral race headed to run-off election
With McAllen Mayor Jim Darling deciding not to seek re-election this year, five people were on the ballot to replace him.
Though one of them received the most votes, the race is headed to a run-off.
The two candidates who will face off in the run-off election next month – Javier Villalobos and Veronica Vela Whitacre – have city commission experience.
Unofficial election results show Villalobos, the city’s current District 1 city commissioner - received the most support with 2,610 votes.
"We need a fiscally responsible government because our taxpayer money should be spent wisely and that's something I've done before,” Villalobos said. “I always will so I tell them, look you elect me as your mayor, and that's what's going to happen."
Vela-Whitacre received 2,381 votes. As of Saturday night she has not responded to a request for comment.
|Veronica Vela Whitacre||2,381 votes|
|Michael A. Fallek||2,269 votes|
|Javier Villalobos||2,610 votes|
|Othal E. Brand Jr.||1,749 votes|
|Shahid Rashid||1,041 votes|
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