County judge race on ballots

BROWNSVILLE — The race to secure the spot on the November ballot for county judge in the Democratic primary between the incumbent and a Brownsville restaurateur has two drastically different tones.

On the one hand, incumbent Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr., who was elected to the position during a special election in September 2017, wants voters to know that his year-long tenure has been an effective one, full of infrastructure improvements and economic development.

On the other hand, Robert Sanchez, owner of Captain Bob’s Restaurant, is largely critical of the county judge.

As of the latest campaign finance reports, Sanchez has raised no money and hasn’t received any political contributions.

Treviño, however, has loaned his campaign $70,000 and has a little more than $63,000 in political contributions on hand.

Whoever wins the Democratic primary will face Republican Carlos H. Cascos, former Texas secretary of state, former Cameron County judge and longtime local politician.

Cascos resigned as county judge after his appointment as Secretary of State in 2014.

Election Day is Tuesday.