Boswell says he’s running for re-election

HARLINGEN – Mayor Chris Boswell will seek another term for the top elected post in the city.

Boswell, who is a 30-year resident of Harlingen born and raised in the Valley, has served as mayor since 2007. Prior to that, he served on numerous boards and committees and served three terms on the Harlingen City Commission.

The attorney is proud of the recent accomplishments for the city, which he cited as the creation of nearly 3,500 new jobs, the reduction in the city’s unemployment rate from 11 percent to 5.5 percent and the expansion of retail and restaurant sector.

Boswell sees more on the horizon.

“We’ve really reached a point where we’re going to continue to see positive growth, new retail and more commercial expansion,” he said.

He has some priorities if re-elected to another term.

“Making sure the RAHC campus is a key component of UTRGV, public safety, increased manufacturing jobs, more retail and continued attention downtown and beautification of the city are all the ingredients to continued momentum for growth and prosperity,” he said. “I love my city and I truly enjoy serving the citizens of Harlingen. I’m asking for their vote so we can continue the growth.”