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Harlingen, Texas– Following a May 15, Special Meeting of the City Commission Chris Boswell, accompanied by his wife, was sworn in as the duly elected Mayor. This is the fifth time voters have selected him for the City’s top elected position. Boswell, a practicing attorney was first elected Mayor in 2007. Mayor Boswell defeated Miguel Angel Segura by more than 1,000 votes.
Meantime, businessman Frank Puente Jr. was sworn in as the new District 2 Commissioner. He was accompanied by his son as he took the oath of office. He defeated incumbent District 2 Commissioner Tudor Uhlhorn by 35 votes. Puente previously served on the City Commission from 2003-2006.
In total, more than 3900 registered voters participated in the election casting ballots for Mayor, Commissioner District 2, and Commissioner District 1 which requires a runoff election between the top two vote getters incumbent Richard Uribe and former Commissioner J.J. Gonzalez. That election will be held on June 22, 2019, with early voting scheduled for June 10-18.
City of Harlingen
118 E Tyler Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 216-5000
24-Hour Reporting Hotline
“Ensure a business-friendly climate focused on economic growth, quality of life and efficient delivery of excellent services to our community.”
CONTACT NUMBER BY DEPARTMENT
(956) 216-5000, City Hall
(956) 216-5101, Lon C Hill Building
(956) 216-5300, Public Works
(956) 216-5400, Police Department
(956) 230-8011, Fire Department
(956) 216-5800, Public Library
(956) 216-5900, Telecomm Center
MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSIONERS
Chris Boswell, Mayor
Richard Uribe, Commissioner, District 1
Frank Puente, Commissioner, District 2
Michael Mezmar, Commissioner, District 3
Ruben De La Rosa, Commissioner, District4
Victor Leal, Commissioner, District 5
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