Every year the Harlingen Area Chamber holds a Candidate Forum prior to elections. The purpose of the forum is to give candidates vying office an opportunity to present their views on business-related issues affecting our community. All candidates are invited to participate, and none will be given preferential treatment. The format and questions are developed by a committee of the Chamber, and the moderator will be unbiased and familiar with current issues. This event is free and open to the public.
The 2018 Candidates Forum was held on Wednesday, April 11th. All candidates were invited to participate, they made opening and closing statements as well as answered random questions asked by the moderator. The forum was moderated by Steve Taylor, Owner of the Rio Grande Guardian.
City Commissioner District 3 - Michael Mezmar & Richard Garza
City Commissioner District 4 - Ruben De La Rosa & Basilio "Chino" Sanchez
City Commissioner District 5 - Victor Leal & Jim Young