Laredo, Texas municipal elections, 2014

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The city of Laredo, Texas held nonpartisan elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 18, 2014.[1]

Five city council seats were up for election. These included Districts 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8.

Incumbents ran for re-election in districts 2, 3 and 6. District 2 incumbent Esteban Rangel and District 6 incumbent Charlie San Miguel ran unopposed, while District 3 incumbent Alejandro "Alex" Perez, Jr. faced two challengers. Mayor Raul G. Salinas, District 1 representative Mike Garza and District 8 representative Cindy Liendo did not run for re-election. Liendo, it should be noted, ran for mayor.

In the general election for mayor, Pete Saenz won a clear victory. In the city council elections, however, no candidate received over 50% of the vote in districts 1, 3 and 8. The top two vote-getters in these districts will therefore face each other in a runoff election on December 20, 2014.[2]

Several different issues shaped Laredo's 2014 election cycle. Some of the most important were public safety, economic development and access to potable water.[3][4] The latter issue was especially important as drought slowly caused local reservoirs and other water sources in southern Texas to reach record lows in 2014.[3]

Mayor

Candidate list

Note: Mayor Raul G. Salinas was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.

City council

Candidate list

District 1

November 4, 2014, General election candidates:
Note: Incumbent Mike Garza did not run for re-election.

December 20, 2014, Runoff election candidates:

District 2

November 4, 2014, General election candidates:
  • Esteban Rangel Green check mark transparent.png - Incumbent Rangel was first elected to city council in 2010.

District 3

November 4, 2014, General election candidates:

December 20, 2014, Runoff election candidates:

District 6

November 4, 2014, General election candidates:

District 8

November 4, 2014, General election candidates:
Note: Incumbent Cindy Liendo did not run for re-election.

December 20, 2014, Runoff election candidates:

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