Saturday, 17 September 2011 09:34
McALLEN — Former Hidalgo County Democratic Party Chairman R.D. “Bobby” Guerra last week told supporters in the newly reconfigured District 41 that they should be represented by someone who’s dedicated to the ideals of the district.
“This is not about Democrats or Republicans,” Guerra said at an event kicking off his campaign to be the Democratic candidate for the state representative seat in the 2012 election. “This is not about being in power, it’s about what’s right. It’s time to make things right.”
District 41 in the last Legislature was reworked, cutting out chunks of McAllen, formally covered by Democrat Veronica Gonzales. It’ll now be represented by Republican Aaron Peña, who previously belonged to District 40, which extended west to some of the most Democratic parts of the county. Under the new plan, District 41 represents parts or all of the cities of McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, Palmhurst and Pharr.