Boswell wins again

HARLINGEN — Mayor Chris Boswell won more than 69 percent of the vote in a four-man race to win his fourth term in office yesterday.

Boswell won 1,965 votes, former City Commissioner Jerry Prepejchal pulled 481 votes, retired police Lt. Joe Rubio took 190 votes and businessman Kenneth Benton finished with 186 votes.

“I feel great,” Boswell said at about 9:30 p.m. “I feel elated by the results, by the support of the community, by all who worked the campaign, block walked and phone banked.”

Boswell, who has served as mayor since 2007, said support from a “cross-section of the community” helped him clinch another landslide victory.

“It takes a lot of people and a lot of support to win big,” Boswell said. “It takes a big team.”

Boswell, an attorney who served as city com-missioner from 1998 to 2007, amassed more than $29,000 in political contri-butions to outspend op-ponents who listed little or no contributions.

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