I saw this piece today written by Zahira Torres of the El Paso Times about Chente Quintanilla still weighing his options in terms of what race he will be running in (County Commissioner or State Rep).
I'm betting he runs for County Commissioner. I mention the piece because Torres mentions Quintanilla's famous catch-phrase of Chente Por La Gente.
I wrote the other day that the url of www.chenteporlagente.com had been purchased already. Turns out it goes to another Chente, Vince Perez's campaign website. I'm sorry, but that makes me LOL.
You snooze, you lose.
It looks like Hector Enriquez is going to be a candidate for State Rep in District 75 and word around Austin is that he is going to be backed by the Texans for Lawsuit Reform. The TLR has taken a particular interest in El Paso legislative races as of late, so it makes sense that Quintanilla would jump in to the County Commissioner's race. Enriquez is still in the exploratory stage, but he has a treasurer filed and can already start taking contributions, so he's pretty much a bona fide candidate at this point.
I also heard from one source that keeps tabs on this stuff that there are some rumblings that Luis Sarinana, former County Commissioner for Precinct 1, now held by Anna Perez, is considering a run for State Rep in Quintanilla's district as well. That's still unconfirmed so take it with a grain of salt, but it looks like people smell blood in the water in HD 75.