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Mayor & City Council

Mayor & City Council Members

MayorMolinaRichard Molina
Mayor
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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David White
Councilmember 





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Jorge Salinas
Councilmember 

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

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.


 

2019-12-18Johnny Garcia 
Councilmember

Juan Tomas Garcia, “Johnny,” was born in Edinburg where he graduated from Edinburg High School and attended the Vanguard Institute of Technology hence, receiving a Data Entry Specialist certificate. He also attended The Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in Houston, Texas where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science. He received a second Associate’s Degree in Theology with the International Apostolic Bible College. In the past, Garcia has served as the president of Edinburg Crime Stoppers and South Texas Funeral Director Association where he was awarded Funeral Director of the year in 2010 for the South Texas Region. He has also served as a Board Member for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, South Texas Funeral Director Association and Texas Funeral Director Association. He was also Ambassador for Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member for the RGV Patriot Guard Riders and Rio Grande Valley Law Dogs Motorcycle Club (Law.) Besides coaching the Edinburg Pony Girls Softball/ Travel team and the Edinburg Parks and Recreation Basketball team, he also sponsored these groups and went onto sponsoring Boys and Girls Club. He has volunteered time for Career Day with local schools including Edinburg, Edcouch-Elsa, Pharr, McAllen, Progresso, Valley View and Hidalgo. Other volunteered time went to Health Awareness Fairs with Housing Authority, and the Shattered Dreams Presentation for D.W.I awareness in Texas where he served as the co-organizer. Currently, he is a Notary Public for the State of Texas, an ordained Minister and active with the Texas Disaster Team (Responder.) He continues to work hard alongside his family which includes his wife, whom he’s been married for 25 years, his two children Abraham D’Angelo Garcia and Lyssa Marie Garcia, and his granddaughter, Madison Garcia.