Majority of San Benito commission seats up for election

MGN Online

SAN BENITO — Four of the city’s five elected positions are up for grabs in an election that could change the City Commission’s balance of power as officials face tough decisions that could include voting on a tax or water rate hike.

Earlier this week, city commissioners called the May 2 election, which has already led three incumbents and five challengers to file for candidacy.

Meanwhile, they contracted the Cameron County Elections Department to run the election.

Elections Administrator Remi Garza estimated the city’s cost at $23,210.