Former school board member Pedro Rodriguez kicked off his campaign for mayor in front of several hundred cheering supporters at the St. Gerard’s Community Center late Friday night promising a big increase in recreation spending.
With five weeks to go before the vote to determine who will lead the City Council for the next year, council members seeking the helm of the governing body have been maneuvering to collect the needed votes to capture the presidency.
The no confidence measure before the City Council urging indicted mayor Jose “Joey” Torres to resign from office divided council members on Tuesday night.
After badly losing a bid for the 1st Ward council seat late last year, Veronica Ovalles has assembled a new campaign team to challenge incumbent councilman Michael Jackson for the seat in the May municipal elections.
Three people have been certified to run for the 1st Ward city council seat on Monday afternoon, according to the city clerk’s office.
More than 100 people came out for 1st Ward city council candidate Veronica Ovalles’ fundraiser on Thursday night at the Brownstone House, according a number of people who attended the event.
1st Ward city councilman Michael Jackson owes approximately $38,000 in property taxes, according to the city.