Uhlhorn announces re-election bid for city commissioner

HARLINGEN — Tudor Uhlhorn announced he will be seeking re-election to a second term as Harlingen City Commissioner for District 2.

He made the announcement yesterday to a group of supporters at the Jackson Square Events Center in downtown Harlingen. So far, nobody else has filed to run against him.

Uhlhorn cited his business experience and the accomplishments of the last three years as his primary reason for seeking the post a second time.

“My business career started here in Harlingen after graduating from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in agriculture economics and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University,” he said.

“I came back to Harlingen in 1983 to assume management of my family’s business. Harlingen is a great place to live, work and play. I want to serve another term in order to assist in finishing up several projects that will enhance the quality of life we enjoy here.”

He said his accomplishments on the commission include working with city staff, the Mayor and his fellow commissioners to approve the past three years operating budgets without a tax rate increase.

“I am particularly proud of my work in helping to draft and pass a new smoking ordinance for the City that protects employees from the effects of second-hand smoke in the workplace,” he said.

Along with serving as Commissioner for District 2, Uhlhorn lists his other current organizations and activities, including Texas State Bankshares, Inc. Board of Directors, Texas Regional Bank Board of Directors, Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc. Board of Directors, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Development Board and Valley Zoological Society (Gladys Porter Zoo) Endowment Board of Directors.

In the past, he has served as chairman of the Valley International Airport Board, Tip of Texas Girl Scout Council Board of Directors, Rio Grande Council of Boy Scouts of America Friends of Scouting Campaign, President of the United Way of Northern Cameron County, Cameron County Irrigation District 11 President and many other organizations here in Harlingen and Cameron County.

He and his wife, Katherine, have three children, Cutter, Hubbard and Seton.