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Council candidate to remain on runoff ballot

Posted: 1:55 PM, Nov 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-28 18:58:43-05

 

City Council District 3 candidate Roland Barrera will be on the runoff ballot on Dec. 18.

Judge Benjamin Euresti Jr., a visiting judge from Brownsville, ruled this morning  that Barerra’s failure to file personal finance information by the September deadline does not disqualify him from the election.

Eric Cantu, Barrera’s opponent in the District 3 race filed an injunction last week asking for Barrera’s name to be removed from the ballot.

Barrera has acknowledged the mistake and says he turned in the missing paperwork after it was brought to his attention following the Nov. 6 election.

“The ethics forms have a degree of financial information, much more comprehensive,” Barrera said. “So I just confused the two. There were two reports we had to file.”

A hearing was scheduled Monday in Judge Bobby Galvan’s court, but Galvan recused himself. Judge Missy Medary later assigned the case to Euresti.

Early voting in the runoff election will begin on Dec. 8.