Saenz wins primary for Cameron County DA

BROWNSVILLE — In a tight race for the Democratic Cameron County district attorney nomination, incumbent District Attorney Luis V. Saenz was able to garner enough votes in yesterday’s primary to survive a close challenge.

Saenz faced off against attorney and Brownsville Navigation District Commissioner Carlos Masso for the second time in recent years.

Saenz took the race, receiving 14,648 votes to Masso’s 13,856 votes. Saenz will face Republican candidate Jeremy SoRelle, who ran unopposed in the GOP primary.

Unofficial early voting results revealed almost level voting numbers for the two Democrats, with Saenz receiving 7,889 votes to Masso’s 7,703.

Saenz said he was pleased with the win and credited the victory to his strict stance on corruption, which he said cost him support.

“This is a great day for Cameron County; I’m glad the voters rejected the dirty campaign from my opponent,” Saenz said.