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McAllen, Texas – Tania Ramirez, McAllen City Commissioner for District 4 and local attorney,announced she will seek the Democratic nomination for Hidalgo County Judge in the 2022 Democratic Primary.
“I’m running for Hidalgo County Judge because I believe we need to put Hidalgo County back on the right path,” said Ramirez.
“The people I meet tell me they want a better quality of life, and they don’t understand why Hidalgo County, which is growing in population and economic development, isn’t impacting their life. They are feeling left out.”
Ramirez went on to say, “In order to improve people’s lives, we need new leadership in Hidalgo County.”
Ramirez said that as County Judge she could increase the region’s economic growth by streamlining county government and working together with each municipality, whether big or small, in securing funding and other opportunities for all residents of Hidalgo County.
As a McAllen City Commissioner, Ramirez formed strategic partnerships with city and county officials to improve the lives of her residents, from overhauling lackluster pedestrian infrastructure to creating more accessible and inclusive parks.
“Because my District covers such economically diverse areas as the McAllen International Airport and the international industrial zone, I had the opportunity to work with civic leaders from across Hidalgo County to solve our common problems,” Ramirez said.
“I will do the same as your next County Judge.”
During her announcement, Ramirez said that her campaign would focus on re-engaging Hidalgo County voters and promoting more involvement in local government.
“If we want to find innovative solutions to county-wide problems, we really need to increase community buy-in, because the residents here are the county’s greatest asset. That is why I plan to visit each neighborhood in the county, and meet with residents at work, in their homes, and learn from them, and prove to them that I have the passion and persistence to find a way through.”
“We need to make sure that we have a transparent government that actively reaches out to residents to tell them how things are going, and where we could use their help and input. Hidalgo County residents don’t want special favors, they just want respect.”
Ramirez was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Our Lady of the Lake University, and her J.D. from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Ramirez worked as a Hidalgo County Assistant District Attorney for over two years before opening her own general practice law firm, Tania Ramirez Law Group, PLLC.
Ramirez was elected to the McAllen City Commission in 2019.