Election Runoffs – Races include county judge, sheriff, county commissioner

Candidates involved in today’s primary runoff races in Cameron County did some last minute politicking yesterday — with help from their supporters — trying to persuade registered voters why they are the best person for the job.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. around the county, and voters can cast their ballots in either Democratic or Republican runoff races.

Photo identification is required at the polls. There are separate voting locations for Democrats and Republican races.

One of the biggest races on today’s ballot is the Democratic Party nominee for county judge. The race pits former Brownsville mayor Eddie Treviño Jr. against former Cameron County commissioner Dan Sanchez.

Treviño received 12,935 votes to Sanchez’s 10,705 votes in the March primary. A third candidate, Elizabeth Garza received 5,679 votes. Treviño failed to receive the majority of the vote thus forcing today’s runoff election.

The winner of this race will more than likely be the next county judge because there is no Republican candidate for this position.

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Reporter Fernando Del Valle contributed to this report.