Appeal from the 111th District Court of Webb County; Trial Court No. C-90-00254-D2; Honorable Antonio Cantu, Judge Presiding.
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.
This is an accelerated appeal, brought pursuant to TEX. ELEC. CODE ANN. §§ 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:
Saul N. Ramirez, Jr. 4,477
After these results, Rick Reyes requested a recount, which was conducted on May 9, 1990, and resulted in the following distribution of votes:
Saul N. Ramirez, Jr. 4,374