MCALLEN, Texas – For the latest in our Meet the Candidate podcast series, Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor met up with Tania Ramirez.

A Democrat, Ramirez is running for Hidalgo County Judge. She currently sits on the McAllen City Commission.

In the podcast, Ramirez, an attorney, says Hidalgo County “will continue to fall behind” without new and bold leadership.

“We used to be the seventh most populous county in Texas, but now are the eighth because of a lack of outreaching during the census count, losing state and federal funds,” Ramirez said.

“We should not be afraid of innovation. During the census, I created the ‘Somos Humanos Todos Contamos’ Census Telethon, and worked with cities like Pharr, Mission, and our county commissioners.”

Ramirez points out this event was nationally recognized by MarketWatch and helped the City of McAllen to be recognized as the Texas City Council of the Year 2020 by the Texas City Managers Association. 

“When elected, I promise to build a more innovative, transparent, and unified Hidalgo County. I will uplift the voice of The People, and make sure the county implements thoughtful and targeted policies with an eye to the future. Together, we can start the hard work of improving Hidalgo County’s tomorrow, today,” Ramirez said. 


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