Edinburg Elects New Mayor and Two New Councilmembers
Edinburg, Texas (Nov. 8, 2017) – Edinburg residents have elected Richard Molina as the City’s new Mayor. Molina defeated incumbent Richard H. Garcia after a long fought battle.
Jorge “Coach” Salinas and Gilbert Enriquez will be the new councilmembers for Place 1 and Place 2.
Salinas will replace Councilmember Richard Molina, who opted to run for Mayor instead of seeking re-election.
Enriquez will replace Councilmember J.R. Betancourt, who did not seek re-election after two terms.
Richard Molina 4518
Gina Marie Alamia 624
Richard H. Garcia (I) 3278
Councilmember Place 1 Total
Jorge “Coach” Salinas 4160
Fern “Owls” McClaugherty 792
Richard Gonzalez 3343
Councilmember Place 2 Total
Gilbert Enriquez 4442
Roland Villarreal 3176
The votes from the Nov. 7 Municipal General Election will be canvassed on November 15, at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers to be followed by the swearing-in of the newly elected officials.
Mayor Elect Richard Molina who, will preside over his first meeting at 6:30 p.m. following the swearing-in ceremony encourages the community to get involved and stay abreast of their city government.
City Council Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7, but due to the Election, Council rescheduled it. Regularly scheduled meetings start at 6 p.m. and they are broadcast live via the City’s PEG Channel 95-12 and streamed live on the City’s Website www.cityofedinburg.com.