Arturo Cisneros Nelson keeps judicial seat

CAMERON COUNTY — Incumbent Arturo Cisneros Nelson has won the race for Cameron County District Judge 138 in the Democratic primary.

With 14,819 votes, Nelson defeated Harlingen Attorney Sonia Herrera, who took 11,391 votes.

He does not face a Republican challenger in the general election in November.

Now that Nelson has been re-elected, he plans to continue working on creating systems that will bring about a more efficient administration of justice at the lowest cost to the county, according to his responses to a Valley Morning Star questionnaire.

“In Cameron County we have an exceptional group of judges that work together and I will continue to work with them to try and bring about changes that will make for a more efficient administration of justice,” he said.

Recently, Nelson has worked to bring direct filing to the county and save money. He hopes to finish that project in his new term.