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City of Peñitas election set for May 4

Peñitas Mayor Rodrigo “Rigo” Lopez and his predecessor, former Mayor Marcos Ochoa, will face off for the mayoral set next month.

Lopez, 35, who serves as transportation director for the La Joya Independent School District, will campaign with City Councilman Jose Roel “J.R.” Flores and City Councilman Ramiro Loya.

City of Penitas logoPeñitas hasn’t held a City Council election since 2015, when Lopez won a three-way race for mayor. The only candidate who challenged the incumbents during 2017 withdrew from the ballot.

Ochoa, 64, who spent seven years as mayor before resigning to become justice of the peace. He plans to run with Osiel Ramos, a teacher at JFK Elementary School, and former City Clerk Esmeralda Medina.

Election Day is May 4. Early voting runs from Monday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 30.

To view Mayor Rodrigo “Rigo” Lopez’s campaign bio, click here.

For Marco Ochoa’s bio, click here.

For Osiel Ramos’ bio, click here.

For Esmeralda Mida’s bio, click here.

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