Special election set for Feb. 3 to fulfill commissioner’s term

RAYMONDVILLE — Longtime City Commissioner Zeke Cavazos’ seat is up for grabs.

City commissioners have called a Feb. 3 special election to fulfill Cavazos’ four-year term.

A week after filing began, no candidate has applied to run, City Secretary Delma Garza said yesterday.

Last May, Cavazos, who died Oct. 9 after a battle with cancer, had won his fifth term to the commission’s Place 4 seat.

The election, which Willacy County will oversee, will cost the city about $10,000, City Manager Eleazar Garcia said.

Filing deadline is Dec. 4.

Cavazos, a former principal of Myra Green Middle School, had served on the commission since May 2001.