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Meet the Candidates

Two Candidates vying to fill La Feria City Commission Place 2 seat

Alma Martinez-Botello

My name is Alma Martinez-Botello and I am seeking your vote for La Feria City Commissioner Place #2. I am a life-long resident of La Feria and want to serve the city and its residents as commissioner. I have proudly served my city, school district, church, veterans through various causes. As commissioner, I will continue to serve my community through positive actions and endeavors.  Our city needs a voice of optimism coupled with thoughtful yet quick action. Together we can lift up our community and head in a path of progression and opportunity.

I envision a city that

  • Continues to progress
  • Values government transparency and accountability
  • Builds healthy economy and progressive partnerships at the local and state level
  • Empowers the youth
  • Fosters a safe community
  • Encourages the residents to actively express their praises and concerns
  • Seeks talented and caring professionals as city administrators
  • Creates job opportunities

As commissioner, I will bring a new, positive energy filled with experience, strong work ethic, and community involvement. I am committed to meeting the needs of our community and I humbly ask for your vote on early voting October 22 – November 2, 2018 and Election day November 6, 2018 – VOTE ALMA.

Devin Rey Martinez

My name is Devin Rey Martinez, I am 26 years old from the City of La Feria. I am a 2010 top 3 graduate of LFHS.  I was a student athlete, member of the Mighty Lion Marching Band, Fellowship of Christian Athletes; officer of the National Honor Society.  One of the greatest honors that I experienced as a high school student was participating in community service throughout La Feria. Serving others is a value and responsibility instilled by my family at a young age.

I pursued my college education at Texas A&M University in College Station; transferred to the former University of Texas Pan American, and earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with Cum Laude Honors. As a student at UTPA, I was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity where I was blessed to serve the greater Rio Grande Valley community with over 250 hours of service, through numerous civic events and activities. I worked my way through college to pay for expenses. I have worked in retail, food industry, and as a banker.  My experiences helped shape and further engrain in me the need to be respectful of people, and always find a way to help others.

I am currently a Chemistry educator with the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District. I contribute my time and service, to those in need, as a volunteer at the Valley Baptist Health Center. This experience has in part, reignited a desire in me to pursue my dream of changing lives by seeking a career as a Physician Assistant. . I will earn the privilege that will one day allow me to give back to our medically underserved citizens in the Rio Grande Valley, including my very own hometown.

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One Response to Meet the Candidates

  1. Vanessa Gonzalez Reply

    October 26, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Wow! Devin Rey Martinez, I am speechless! You are a bright, humble and well raised young man. Gid is om your side@

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