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Palmview councilman to step down in November

After announcing his plans to run for school board for the La Joya school district, Palmview City Councilman Anthony Uresti resigned from his position with the city.

Uresti’s resignation was made official during a Monday special city council meeting where council members called for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election for places 1, 3 and 5 that are currently occupied by Mayor Pro-Tem Linda Sarabia, Javier Ramirez and Joel Garcia.

Though Uresti did not resign, his resignation automatically triggered a resignation provision of the
Texas Constitution after he announced his intent to run for school board with statements, political signage and on social media. automatic, creating a vacancy.

Uresti’s spot-Place 4-will now be part of the election. Uresti was elected to this position in 2018 and he had two more years on his term.

Despite the resignation, Uresti will remain in the city council until the conclusion of the November election.

The deadline to run for Place 4 on the city council is set for Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.

The race for Palmview city council is one of many set for November in western Hidalgo County. Palmview joins the Mission, Sharyland and La Joya school boards and Sullivan City in a special called election after two sudden vacancies in their city council.

Mission was set to hold an election in November but cancelled it last week.

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