Vote to be represented

Citizens of Harlingen, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news.

The good news is that your elected leaders appear to be doing a good job. Things could always be better and that is why many of us run for office.

And yes, one diligent, hardheaded , never quits type of leader can make a difference … and those are few and far between. The bad news is that only 3.3% of your population voted in the last city election. A total of 22% of my home population town of Santa Rosa proudly voted on May 5.

What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing … if you are satisfied with your services and the direction your city is headed.

If not, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you to get people out to vote. It’s all in your hands, don’t expect to be represented if you don’t impact the vote.

Ramiro Ochoa, Santa Rosa