Mayor, City Commission seats up for election

HARLINGEN — Officials are gearing up for a May election in which the mayor’s seat and two city commissioner posts are up for grabs.

In a meeting tomorrow, commissioners are expected to call a May 7 election in which Mayor Chris Boswell and District 2 Commissioner Tudor Uhlhorn have filed for re-election.

Boswell, an attorney, first won election in 1998, serving as a city commissioner until 2007, when he won the mayor’s seat.

Former Commissioner Jerry Prepejchal, who is retired, has filed to run against Boswell.

Uhlhorn, a farmer and real estate investor, has filed for a second term in office.

District 1 Commissioner Danny Castillo, a former Harlingen police chief who works as special investigations manager for Pronto Insurance, has not filed for re-election.

Castillo, who was appointed to an unexpired term in 2011, won election in 2013.

Richard Uribe, general manager of Los Asados restaurant, has filed to run for Castillo’s seat.

The filing deadline runs through Feb. 19, with early voting from April 25 to May 3.