HARLINGEN — City Commissioner Tudor Uhlhorn won the rematch with his familiar rival Frank Puente Jr. last night by a 21-vote margin.
Uhlhorn defeated Puente with 287 votes to 266 for the Harlingen City Commission District 2 seat.
“I just think people like to have a positive attitude about the community. I think most people are positive about the direction Harlingen is going and see the progress we’re making,” Uhlhorn said.
“I just don’t think there are that many people who believe all the negative hype, that everything is stagnant. You look around and you see that every-thing isn’t stagnant. We’re making progress.”
Asked whether he would seek a recount, Puente said he would have to consider that question over the weekend.
“I was hoping for a different outcome. But these things are a learning ex-perience and the good thing is, we all kept it clean, at least Tudor and I did.”
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