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Raul G. Salinas

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Raul Salinas
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Mayor of Laredo
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
2014
Years in position 8
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2006
Term limits8 years (2 terms)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Personal
BirthdayNovember 8, 1947
ProfessionProfessional Security Consultant
Websites
Office website
Raul Salinas is the current Mayor of Laredo, Texas. He was first elected in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010. Due to term limits, he is not running for re-election in 2014.[1] In 2014, he was a Democratic candidate for treasurer of Webb County, Texas, running against Delia Perales. Though Salinas won 250 more than Perales in the primary election that took place on March 4, 2014, he lost to Perales in the May 27 runoff election.[2][3]

Biography

Salinas holds a B.A. in Law Enforcement Studies and Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park. His professional experience includes working as a private security consultant, as a United States Capitol police officer in Washington, D.C., as an agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as an assistant legal attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Salinas also worked as an aide to Eligio De La Garza (D - Texas), a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Immigration

Salinas participated in a series of public hearings that took place in Laredo in 2006 concerning the construction of a wall along the Rio Grande River that would separate the U.S.-Mexico border. The city of Laredo is situated directly on this border. Salinas argued against the construction of the wall, largely on economic grounds. NPR quoted him as follows: "[t]hese are people that are sustaining our economy by 40 percent. And I'm going to close the door on them and put a wall? You don't do that. It's like a slap in the face."[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth "Betty" Garcia Flores
Mayor of Laredo
2006–Present
Succeeded by
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