Beginning today, Gustavo C. Ruiz is the next Cameron County Precinct 4 commissioner, and holdover commissioner Dan Sanchez will step down immediately.
Ruiz will be officially appointed to the position today.
Ruiz became the Democratic Party nominee for the position after defeating Chino Sanchez in the March 1 primary election. The position became available when Dan Sanchez announced his bid for county judge.
Although County Judge Pete Sepulveda Jr. could have appointed someone right away to Dan Sanchez’s seat, he said he would wait for the election so residents of Cameron County could decide.
“He’s being appointed by me right now, but in the general election come November, then he becomes officially elected,” Sepulveda said. “He’ll take over the reins right now instead of versus Jan. 1.”
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