Domingo “Mingo” Villarreal Jr. has announced his candidacy for Place 6, La Joya Independent School District board of trustees.
Villarreal said he is motivated to seek this office due to his keen interest in education and understanding the need for all children to be college and career ready.
“Education has intrigued me, especially having four members of my family in teaching and administrative positions. I feel our district is in the midst of the most dynamic, challenging and exciting period of its educational history,” he said. “I feel I can assist in what needs to be done to provide the best for our students.”
He resides in Peñitas and has been involved with the community by assisting in various phases of community service in the area.
Villarreal has worked for 30 years as coordinator for Hidalgo County Precinct #3.
He is a member of Faith Fellowship Bible Church at Peñitas.
Villarreal and his wife, Rosela, have two sons, Domingo III, and Daniel, and four grandchildren.