Written by Julie Silva Saturday, 21 June 2014 21:37
Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas had tough words for his opponent after winning the runoff election Saturday with 57 percent of the vote.
Salinas, who has been in office since 1998, received 2,668 of 4,661 votes, according to unofficial totals released by Hidalgo County on Saturday. Challenger, local businessman Jaime Gutierrez, received 1,993.
“Today they lost by a lot of votes,” Salinas said. “Everybody knows that the only votes they got was because they were spending a lot of money; they were giving a lot of money away. That’s one problem they have tonight … we have the job.”