Victoria Cantu is seeking the position of trustee for District 2 on the South Texas College board in the upcoming May 5 election. Early voting is April 23 to May 1.
In her announcement, Cantu said, “As a wife, mother, businesswoman, educator, and proud product of western Hidalgo County, I am honored to announce my candidacy to serve on the South Texas College Board of Trustees, District 2, representing the communities of La Joya, Western Mission, Palmview, Sullivan City, Peñitas and western Alton.”
A graduate of Roma High School, Cantu said she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and her professional career has been spent in western Hidalgo County.
Expressing her reason for seeking the position, Cantu said, “My desire to serve stems from my commitment to give back to our community and helping to increase access to educational opportunities for all students. I enjoy a career helping children as a speech language pathologist assistant. I also own a children’s childcare facility in Peñitas, which serves infant, toddler, and pre-school children from the surrounding communities.”
She concluded, “Increasing educational opportunities for students has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I know that I can contribute my knowledge, expertise, and innovative ideas to serve the citizens of western Hidalgo County in this capacity. I am eager to put my experience and education to work for District 2 families and for South Texas College, and I am ready to serve.”