New county government office holders’ oaths, January 1
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FRIO COUNTY has a number of new government representatives taking office this month, and oaths were administered in separate ceremonies beginning at midnight on Sunday, January 1, for (Photos above, L-R) County Judge Rochelle Camacho, who prevailed over fellow candidates in the primaries and in a run-off election, then defeated two other contenders in the general election to take the office formerly held by Arnulfo Luna, who chose not to seek a new term in office; Precinct 4 Commissioner Danny Cano, who prevailed over a Republican Party candidate in the general election to take the seat vacated by Jose Asuncion; and Pct. 2 Commissioner Mario Martinez, who defeated incumbent Dickie Graf in the Democratic Party primary election and was unchallenged in November. (CURRENT Photos: Breyana Segura)
LA SALLE COUNTY has new office holders in the courthouse this week, and oaths were administered in the district courtroom at 9 a.m. Sunday, January 1, to (Photos at left) County & District Clerk Sonia Maldonado and County Judge Leodoro “Lolo” Martinez III. Maldonado prevailed over fellow candidates and in a run-off primary election to become the uncontested nominee for the office formerly held by Margie Esqueda, who chose to retire at the end of her term. Martinez defeated incumbent County Judge Joel Rodriguez in the primary elections and was uncontested in the general election; Rodriguez leaves after serving 20 years in the office. Martinez is the son of former county judge Leodoro Martinez, who served in La Salle County until the early 1990s.
(CURRENT Photos: Amanda Brown Snowden)