Good morning, all. Thanks to all that came out to vote yesterday. I don’t see the failure of the Arena vote as a victory for me, but rather a victory for the taxpayers.

For me, being against this Arena initiative was not an anti-growth, anti-jobs, anti-Brownsville or anti-development vote, but rather a vote against the fiscal arrogance and the continued failures of this County administration to be transparent, honest and open with the taxpayers while ignoring the challenges our County faces.

As I have said before, the information I was sharing was financial information the County had posted on their website. I simply brought it forward.

I could have sat idly by and let this initiative take its course. But, I didn’t believe it was the right thing to do for most of the taxpayers of Cameron County.

I believe that some of our local bloggers, the proponents and those with vested interests will certainly begin their criticisms and political attacks leading up to the November election. In that case, so be it. I did what I believed to be the right thing to do, regardless of the anticipated backlash. Once again, I thank each & everyone one of you, for exercising your privilege of voting.

God Bless.

Editor’s Note: The above commentary was provided by former Cameron County Judge Carlos H. Cascos immediately following Saturday’s local elections, when the voters of Cameron County said “no” to the Cameron County Arena project. The commentary was first made on Cascos’s Facebook page.

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