Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Early Voting in Edinburg

I went to Pan Am to do some spreadsheet work for the campaign, but I took a trip to the bookstore to sell some of my wife's old textbooks (I needed the cash). I saw that there was stuff going on down the street, so I decided to see what was happening.

I came across some people holding signs outside of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. I walked by and said hi to some of the workers.

signs in front of Ramon Garcia's Office.
Tent in front of Ramon Garcia'sThis is the scene as you walk up to Judge Ramon Garcia's Office. It's an ocean of signs. They also have a tent out where voters can stop by for some food. I don't know how true it is, but I heard that he's going to be partying the whole time for early voting. As you can see, the Judge's practice is right down the street from his County office.

The first candidate I met was Ricardo Rodriguez. I took the opportunity to interview him.

Across the street, there is also another meet and greet with Judge Rudy Gonzalez and Laura Hinojosa. So, I went over there to check things out. I interviewed Judge Rudy Gonzalez.

I also ran into Laura over there. I'm taking on the added job of taking pictures for her campaign scrapbook.

Then I went back across the street and got a chance to talk to JD Salinas. I interviewed him too.

I did not get a chance to speak with Judge Ramon Garcia, he wasn't outside of his barbecue. I'm sure I'll get a chance tonight at the UTPA debate. I'll try to get an interview although I have class during the meet and greet.

So, that was my lunch hour. I recommend, if you don't know yet for whom to vote, that you make an effort to come to Edinburg and meet the candidates. They are willing to talk to you and let you know more about themselves. Usually, in the news or commercials, they don't have a lot of time to elaborate. In person, you get a better feel for who they really are. I was a little put off by the major work that Ricardo Rodriguez is doing. After meeting him, I must say that I like him. Since his office is a new one, with no incumbent, I think it's OK to let you know that I have decided to support him. I have met Eric Cardenas briefly, but there was no connection.

I've put too much time into this already, so I need to get to work before I flunk. Just remember, go out and meet the candidates if you can. And, don't forget to vote! Take advantage of the early voting so you don't have to stand in line on March 7th. Good luck.


Anonymous said...

Shane, thanks for the "fair & balanced" coverage. Just one question, "WHERE'S OMAR?"

Writer said...

I totally forgot about that. I hadn't realized that he wasn't around until you pointed it out. I've never seen Omar in person (I think).

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, don't be a smartass. There were several candidates missing from these reports.

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