Mayoral race begins to take shape

Staff Writer

There is a little over a week left for candidates to file in the upcoming races for the San Benito CISD and Cities of San Benito and Rio Hondo May general elections before the Feb. 28 deadline.

The incumbents for the San Benito municipal elections remained unopposed until Tuesday afternoon when former Place 4 City Commissioner Celeste Z. Sanchez filed to run for Mayor. Since the opening day for filing on Wednesday, Jan. 29, the only candidates who had filed were incumbents: Mayor Joe H. Hernandez, Pl. 1 City Commissioner Tony Gonzales and Pl. 2 Commissioner Rene Villafranco. Gonzales and Villafranco remain unopposed.


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