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PHARR – County Commissioner Hector “Tito” Palacios hosted a campaign kickoff event and formally announced his candidacy for re-election Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in McAllen. Palacios will seek a fifth term for the democratic primary election held in March 2014. Palacios has served as County Commissioner of Precinct 2 for the last 14½ years. Precinct 2 encompasses the communities of Pharr, San Juan, McAllen and Hidalgo.
Commenting on his re-election campaign, Commissioner Palacios said, “I have been honored to have served the people of Hidalgo County. I’ve enjoyed my many years of public service and believe that my vision has come to fruition with sound fiscal responsibility and dedication to quality service. I believe that we have produced programs and projects that have enhanced the lives of many people in our precinct. I want to continue with my vision for the next four years.”
Commissioner Palacios stated that there have been many accomplishments during his tenure including maintaining over 123 miles of precinct roadways with infrastructure and colonia improvements totaling over six million dollars. Precinct 2 has assisted 8,900 colonia residents with living improvements. Two key Precinct 2 road improvement projects include Minnesota road, west Veterans road to Huisache, constructed through a cooperative agreement with the City of Pharr and will provide safe access to north "I" road for residents of Canela I & II subdivisions. The other project is Eldora Road, constructed through a cooperative agreement with the City of San Juan and PSJA ISD to reconstruct the road and storm drainage system for the elementary school and approximately eleven subdivisions in the area.
“We were the first government green energy facility in South Texas and continue to be good environmental stewards of the community, collecting over 155,000 tons of trash and 70,000 tons of tires, keeping Precinct 2 as clean as possible,” he stated. Precinct 2 maintains five parks and over 50 acres of parkland throughout the precinct.
Palacios has held public office beginning with his service on the PSJA school board then serving as mayor of San Juan before he held the office of county commissioner.
For more information about Commissioner Palacios re-election campaign, visit his Facebook page at Re-elect Tito Palacios.
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