Pl. 1 Commissioner candidates tackle firemen incentives

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Place 1 Candidates

Shown (from left) are candidates for Place 1 San Benito City Commissioner; incumbent Antonio "Tony" Gonzales, Joe F. Rodriguez, and Roel Villarreal. (File photos)

The three-way race for Place 1 San Benito City Commissioner will be an interesting one, being that it features a sitting city commissioner, a former San Benito CISD board member, and a newcomer to the local political arena.

Incumbent Tony Gonzales took office less than a year ago, and already he is putting up the campaign signs before the dust has even had a chance to settle from the previous special elections.

While Gonzales has been on the commission for less than a year, he has gained experience and is doing his best to continue working on the city commission, he said.

“I’ve made a promise to myself to work for the city and the people of San Benito,” Gonzales said. “I’ve been going around and checking with people almost every day. I have done small stuff that they appreciate and nobody has done before. They haven’t seen anybody else do that.”

Challenging Gonzales for his seat on the commission is newcomer Joe F. Rodriguez, a 1969 graduate from San Benito High School who’s looking to serve on the commission for the first time. However, it wouldn’t be his first time serving in public office.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the March 20 edition of the San Benito News. Or view our E-Edition by clicking here.

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