Early voting to end today: Nearly 7K votes cast so far in local runoff races

Brownsville — Today is the last day to vote early.

Democratic voters of Cameron County must decide on a few important races, including county judge, County Court-at-Law Nos. 4 and 5, and in some cases, county commissioner Precinct 1 or constable Precinct 2.

As of Wednesday — the latest figures available — 6,906 early votes had been cast in both the Democratic and Republican runoff elections.

The county judge race comes down to former County Commissioner Precinct 4 Dan Sanchez and former Brownsville Mayor Eddie Trevino Jr.

County Court-at-Law No. 4 will go to either Sheila Garcia Bence or Daniel T. Robles.

In County Court-at-Law No. 5, voters will pick between Estela Chavez Vasquez or Jesus T. “Chuy” Garcia Jr.

The county commissioner Precinct 1 race is a showdown between incumbent Sofia C. Benavides and Beatrice Rosenbaum, whose husband was a former Precinct 1 commissioner.

The constable Precinct 2 race is between Abelardo “Abel” Gomez Jr. and Pete Avila Jr., who also served as a constable in the past.

Republican voters, on the other hand, must decide on their candidate for sheriff, who will challenge incumbent Omar Lucio: Victor Cortez or Robert Rodriguez.

And the constable Precinct 1 race has both Armando Mora and Pedro “Pete” Delgadillo vying for the position.

Residents who voted in the primary are locked in to the party they chose last time, said Remi Garza, elections administrator.

Residents who did not vote in the primary are free to choose the party they want, Garza added.

Election Day is May 24.