By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
RIO HONDO – Only one race was decided here on Election Day Saturday, May 10, as two City Commissioners were unopposed and another was reelected.
Gerald Hartzog, Place 3 Rio Hondo City Commissioner, was re-elected to his fifth term after having served eight years on the Commission. Hartzog defeated challenger Alonzo Garza, who formerly served as Rio Hondo’s mayor, 119 votes to 74.
The owner of Mike’s Supermarket in Rio Hondo, Hartzog expressed gratitude with the victory but hopes for a bigger turnout at the polls in future elections.
“Naturally, I think any of us would like to see a bigger voter turnout just because you get a better representation of the vote,” Hartzog said.
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