After nearly 10 years as a Peñitas city councilman, Tomas Cedillo Jr. has announced his intent to run for mayor.
Cedillo is a lifelong resident of Peñitas, and a graduate of La Joya High School in 1972. He is currently working for Starr Telecom in Palmview. Cedillo studied at University of Texas-Pan American before marrying his wife, Tina, a nurse at Mission Regional Medical Center. The couple has four children.
Now the mayor pro tem of the Peñitas City Council, Cedillo has served on the council for nine years and nine months. He is the chairman of the Peñitas 4B Economic Development Committee, a member of the Planning and Zoning Committee, a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, vice president of the Peñitas WhiteWing Festival Committee and president of the WhiteWing Cookoff Committee.
“My goals for the city of Peñitas are the completion of Liberty Boulevard up to 3 Mile Line, completion of the new Peñitas City Hall, continue with the street lighting on Tom Gill Road and other city streets, work hard to lower property taxes, work with the local property owners and developers to bring in new business to Peñitas, and to have a city hall with an open door policy to improve the communication with the citizens of Peñitas,” Cedillo said.