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RICK REYES v. BEBE ZUNIGA (07/11/90)

delivered: July 11, 1990.

RICK REYES, APPELLANT,
v.
BEBE ZUNIGA, APPELLEE



Appeal from the 111th District Court of Webb County; Trial Court No. C-90-00254-D2; Honorable Antonio Cantu, Judge Presiding.

COUNSEL

Attorneys for appellant: Carlos H. Barrera, Austin, Texas.

Attorneys for appellee: J. C. Trevino, III, Laredo, Texas.

Carlos C. Cadena, Chief Justice, Shirley W. Butts, Justice, Blair Reeves, Justice.

Author: Per Curiam

Per Curiam

This is an accelerated appeal, brought pursuant to TEX. ELEC. CODE ANN. ยงยง 232.014 and 232.015 (Vernon 1986), from the contest of a municipal election. This action arises out of the election for Mayor of the City of Laredo, conducted on May 5, 1990, which failed to produce an outright winner from a field of six candidates.

The unofficial returns of the election showed that the candidates received the following numbers of votes:

Candidate Votes

Saul N. Ramirez, Jr. 4,477

Bebe Zuniga 2,696

Rick Reyes 2,686

Jose A. Valdez 2,139

Lucas Galvan 602

R. R. Donovan 133

After these results, Rick Reyes requested a recount, which was conducted on May 9, 1990, and resulted in the following distribution of votes:

Candidate Votes

Saul N. Ramirez, Jr. 4,374

Rick Reyes ...


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