Treviño must wait to take office

BROWNSVILLE — Eddie Treviño Jr., the Democratic Party nominee for Cameron County judge, will have to wait until after the November general election to take over the position.

Some had thought Treviño could immediately take over the helm because there is no Republican candidate for the position.

The issue was discussed in executive session at Tuesday’s Cameron County Commissioners Court meeting, and the commission agreed to wait until after the November general election to move forward with the swearing in of Treviño as the new county judge, Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda Jr. said.

“Commissioner (David) Garza made a statement on behalf of Commissioners Court stating that when I was appointed it was until the next general election,” Sepulveda said.

Sepulveda was sworn in as county judge March 11, 2015.

Treviño is disappointed he will have to wait until November to take office and said that Sepulveda had earlier stated he would step down once a candidate had been elected to office.

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