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Mayor & City Council

Mayor & City Council Members

MayorMolinaRichard Molina
Richard Molina was born and raised in Edinburg. He graduated from Edinburg North High school in 1996. He is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Operation Joint Forge-Bosnia and was honorably discharged. Molina was an employee of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department and later served as an Edinburg Police Sergeant for 11 years. He is now the owner and manager of Molina Rental Properties in Edinburg. He has volunteered to sponsor and coach teams at the Edinburg Parks & Recreation Basketball League. He is also a current member of the Lions Noon club and the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and most recently served as a City Councilmember since 2013. He is married to Dalia Molina and they have four children, Vanessa, Richard Jr., and twin girls Kelley and Diamond.

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Mayor Pro-Tem
Councilmember Place 4 David Torres was raised in Edinburg and is a graduate of Edinburg High School. He attended Pan American University, and graduated from the Police Academy at the University of Texas at Brownsville.
He is a successful self-made businessman and entrepreneur. He is the owner of David’s Bail Bonds, At Home Health Care, A-Lightning Bail Bonds, Torres Rental Properties, and JDRED Investments.
Councilmember Torres previously served two terms on the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees before running for a seat on the Edinburg City Council in 2015. While a school trustee, Torres was one of seven Edinburg CISD board members named by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and the Texas Association of School Administration (TASA) as the 2013 “Texas Outstanding School Board.”
He is married to Ellie Montemayor-Torres and they have three children and one grandson.


Jorge Salinas

Councilmember Place 1 Jorge Salinas is a native of Edinburg and graduated from Edinburg North High School in 1996. He studied at the University of Texas Pan American where he received a Bachelor of English Literature in 2001. He is an educator by profession and he taught for 16 years with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District. Most recently, he taught and coached all sports at B.L. Garza Middle School. He is a member of the Lions Club and El Buen Pastor Methodist Church where he also serves as a lector. He is married to Yovann Salinas and they have two children Brian and Kristen.

EnriquezGilbert Enriquez

Councilmember Place 2 Gilbert Enriquez is an Edinburg native who graduated from Edinburg High School and the University of Texas Pan American where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He has been dedicated to serving his community for many years, having served on the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Board, various City of Edinburg boards and is an active member of the National Youth Sports Coaching Association and a Little League Volunteer Coach. Councilman Enriquez is owner and president of E-Con Group, LLC. He is married to his wife of 22 years, Diana V. Enriquez, they have two children, Serena and Noah.

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Councilmember Place 3 Homer Jasso Jr. was born and raised in Edinburg, Texas. He is a 1991 graduate of Edinburg High School and attended the University of Texas San Antonio where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation he worked for the Hidalgo County Adult Probation Department and the United States Border Patrol. He is also a business man and owns Superior Oil Express in Mission. Jasso has been on the Edinburg City Council since 2012 and is currently serving his second term. He is an active member of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, Edinburg Leadership Class XXII, ACTS Community Church and is a parishioner of Edinburg’s Holy Family Church. Mr. Jasso has also contributed his time to the non-profit organization Amigos Del Valle serving as a board member. He also represents the Edinburg City Council on the Edinburg Parks & Recreation Board, the Public Infrastructure Project Advisory Committee, the Rio Grande Valley Development Council and The Hidalgo County Metropolitan Organization. He is married to Belinda Jasso and they have three children, Marco Christian, Matthew Gabriel and Miranda Renee.