First virtual debate is host for McAllen Mayoral Candidates


Five Candidates for McAllen, Tx. Mayor had their first debate Wednesday morning: Michael Fallek, Javier Villalobos, Othal Brand Jr, Veronica Vela Whitacre and Dr. Shahid Rashid, each had 90 seconds to Present themselves, from Farming background, Physician and Public Servers the debate gave them an opportunity to expose their views for a better McAllen.

The online debate hosted by The McAllen Rotaryclubs began at 11:45 a.m. and lasted about an hour and a half, where each Candidate discussed infrastructure, jobs, traffic, drainage improvements and the pandemic.

Some Candidates like Veronica Vela Whitacre and Dr. Shahid Rashid expressed their concern for immigrants’ human rights, while Michael Fallek, Javier Villalobos and Othal Brand Jr shared a preference for a City closed to immigrants.

Residents have until April 1 to register to vote for May 1st Election Day.


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