Written by Julie Silva Friday, 21 February 2014 10:39
Ricardo Rodriguez believes after more than 30 years it’s time for new blood in the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office. Incumbent Rene Guerra said he was ready to step down until Rodriguez stepped up for the office.
Guerra said if someone he deemed a good candidate had decided to run, he would not be in the running.
“He (Rodriguez) helped change my mind. His family helped change my mind,” Guerra said, pointing out Rodriguez is related to the Palacios family, which is involved in county and Edinburg politics.
Rodriguez said the six and a half years he served as 92nd District Court Judge showed him ways the district attorney’s office could be improved.