ALAMO, Texas – In the latest in our Meet the Candidate series we recently caught up with Ramon Mancias, a candidate for Alamo Municipal Judge. 

Mancias is a lifelong Alamo resident, a former member of Alamo Planning and Zoning committee, and a former member of the Alamo Economic Development Corporation.

Asked why he is running for municipal judge, Mancias told the Rio Grande Guardian: “It is important we bring dignity and respect back to the court. We have lost that in recent years.”

Mancias explained how his campaign started.

“Two years ago I was approached by some people who wanted a change. They wanted me to challenge the incumbent. I decided I would help the people out and make this change,” Mancias said.

Mancias’ yard signs say, “Returning Respect and Dignity to the Court. They also say, “From Alamo, For Alamo.”

Asked to tell Rio Grande Guardian readers a little bit about himself and what makes him qualified to be a municipal judge, Mancias said: “Currently I am a driver for an Edinburg-based company. I have experience in law. I used to work in my brother’s law office, criminal cases, civil cases. I do have the experience to work in court, diligently. I like teamwork. I am a former member of the EDC board and the planning and zoning committee. I like to work with people. I think that will be a great thing (for the court). I am very well known in the community. People can come to me and talk to me. I will find a solution for them. “I am willing to work with the mayor, the commissioners, Alamo Police Department and the community to make this court run effectively and efficiently.”

The incumbent Mancias is challenging is Judge Celia Garcia, who has presided from the bench since 2009. Mancias said the voters he talks to do not have a high opinion of the judge.

“This lady is arrogant, disrespectful, rude. She embarrasses people in the courthouse. I think the people of Alamo deserve better. They deserve this change,” Mancias said.

Asked what he is hearing when he knocks on doors asking the people of Alamo for their vote, Mancias said: “The voters tell me they want change. They are tired of this lady, her arrogance, her disrespectful demeanor, being rude. People want change.”

Mancias added: “I am excited for this campaign. It has been a great challenge. I cannot wait to be Alamo’s next municipal judge.”

Early voting in this election started Oct. 18, 2021. Election Day is Nov. 2, 2021.

Check back later for more on this race and other races on the ballot on Nov. 2.

Editor’s Note: If you would like a candidate be featured in our Meet the Candidate series contact Freddy Sandoval at 956-223-9414 or [email protected].

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