Friday, 18 May 2012 09:30
According to Hidalgo County Elections Department records, in 2008, the last major primary election, close to 6,000 people participated in the first day of early voting.
There are several local contested races in the state primary, which will be held May 29.
The seat for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat has four candidates. They are Paul Sadler, Grady Yarbrough, Sean Hubbard and Addie Dainell Allen.
District 15 U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa is seeking re-election against Democratic candidates Ruben Ramon Ramirez, Johnny “JP” Partain, David Cantu and Jane Cross.
Texas House of Representatives District 35, a newly created House seat has two Democratic candidates, Oscar Longoria and Gus Ruiz.
District judge in the 389th Judicial District candidates are Alma Garza and Letty Lopez.District judge in the 398 Judicial District candidates are Aida Salinas Flores and Fidencio Guerra Jr.