MCALLEN, Texas – The period during which candidates can file for the March 2022 primaries in Texas is well underway.

The Texas Secretary of State has set 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, as the deadline for candidates to file.

Meanwhile, those that have filed to run are back on the campaign trail after a short break for Thanksgiving. A key part of the campaigning effort includes raising funds.

Mayra Flores

The Rio Grande Guardian heard of three fundraising events for candidates this week. Here are the details.

Congressional District 15 candidate Eliza Alvarado held a fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Pump House at Fireman’s Park in McAllen. The event took place between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

“Thank you to everyone who joined me for my official congressional campaign kick-off to be your voice in Washington. Unidos Podemos. Together We Can,” Alvarado said.

“With our grassroots campaign we are organizing, mobilizing and engaging with the voters of District 15 to stand our ground and fight for our district. It is our time to come together. Our district will not be left behind.”

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Dec. 2, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez has a fundraiser for his re-election campaign. The event takes at the Gulf Coast Eye Institute in McAllen between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM and is being hosted by Dr. Victor Gonzalez, the incoming president of the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society.

“Judge Cortez is a good man. He has done a great job in his first term as county judge, particularly with his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Balancing the sometimes contradictory directives coming out of Austin and Washington, D.C., is not easy. Richard deserves to be re-elected,” Dr. Gonzalez said.

Mayra Flores is running as a Republican for the 34th Congressional District of Texas. Anchored in Cameron County, CD 34 is an open seat because U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville has announced he will not seek re-election. Flores has a fundraiser over lunch on Dec. 4 at the Cornerstone Church in Bayview. Tickets are $25. RSVP Flores’ South Padre Island Field Director Sylvia Escamilla at (512) 785 6642. “Let’s have a lunch together and talk about the issues that matter to you, and our community. This luncheon is open to the public,” Escamilla said.

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