Thursday, August 27, 2015

Medina Eyes State Tejano Chair

Othon Medina, member of the Paso Del Norte Tejano Democrats, is seeking the post as the state Tejano chairman this weekend at their convention.

Media has served on a variety of local boards and commissions and has a lot of clout in the local chapter of the organization. 

However, he has ruffled more than a few feathers statewide for his confrontational style and many find him difficult to deal with. He caused quite the scene at another convention.

Perhaps his biggest obstacle is the fact that he's vying for the job of being chair of the largest Latino-based Democratic auxiliary but has been very critical (publicly) of the first Latino state chairman of the TDP, Chairman Hinojosa.

One of Medina's rivals is a man named Joey Cardenas. He's a teacher in San Antonio.

Voting is complicated for the Tejano chair. It's based on chapter strength and so the more people your chapter has the more weight their votes will carry.

That explains why there has been such a big membership drive on theeir part of the PDN Tejanos.

Medina is also known for paying the tab from travel and lodging of supporters to the convention.

More to cover on this...

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