A heated race for three seats on the Palmview City Council pits the only incumbent running for reelection, Arlando Nacianceno (Place 1) and his “Palmview 1” slate members Jose Luis Perez (Place 3) and Juan de la Garza (Place 5) against the “Progress for Palmview” slate consisting of Javier Ramirez (Place 1), Linda Sarabia (Place 3) and Joel Garcia (Place 5).
The Palmview City Council candidate announcements, along with their brief bios, are located below.
Joel Garcia, a two-term La Joya ISD board member, has decided to give up his seat on the school board to run for city council. At age 51, the owner of Collision Masters has been a resident of Palmview for 26 years. He and his wife, Diana, have two sons, Joel Jr. and Cruz Omar Garcia.
Juan de la Garza, is senior pastor at Iglesia del Pueblo in Palmview. A resident of Palmview for 17 years, the 65-year-old is married to Rosie de la Garza. They have four daughters: Lizette, Kayla, Kezia and Janelle.
Linda Sarabia and her husband Hugo Sarabia have been residents of Palmview 18 years. They have four children: Hugo III, Daniel, Isaac and Aaliyah. She is the owner of Sarabia Financial Services.
Jose Luis Perez is a teacher at La Joya ISD, where he has been math department head for 13 years at J.D. Salinas Middle School. He and his wife, Ana Maria Perez, have five children: Victoria, Alexandra, Diego, Dante and Daniella. He has resided in Palmview for 37 years.
Javier Ramirez, at age 53, has lived in Palmview for 28 years. He is a teacher at Palmview High School. He and his wife, Terrla, have two children, Javier Andres Ramirez and Gina Rhea Ramirez.
Arlando Nacianceno, custodial director for La Joya ISD, is 38 years old and has lived in Palmview 30 years. He has one daughter, Arla Danette.