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Los Fresnos voters to elect new mayor, council member

Alejandro Flores, left, and Gordon Cappon talk about their plans if elected to the city council. Photo: Tony Vindell / LFN

By TONY VINDELL
LFN

Area voters have until Friday Oct. 30 to cast their early ballots for the Nov. 3 general election.

In addition to the state and national races, two seats are up for grabs in the Los Fresnos City Commission – one is the mayoral seat and the other is for Place 1 on the council.

Alejandro “Alex” Flores is running unopposed for the seat to be vacated by Mayor Polo Narvaez, while Gordon Cappon is facing Narvaez for a council seat.

Flores and Cappon are running as a team. Narvaez wants to continue serving the City of Los Fresnos.

The duo said fixing the city’s drainage system and bringing more businesses to town are at the top of their priorities as elected representatives.

Flores, a 41 year old financial advisor, said he is going to do all he can to entice a Whataburger to open a restaurant here.

“There are also a lot of things that need to be done,” he said. “We need more sidewalks, better landscaping and we also need new leadership.”

Cappon, a 63 year old retiree who worked for the Texas Department of Human Health Service, said he is pro-business and would like the city to keep its tax and public utility rates down.

He said the city annexed an area to the west several years ago but has not provided the services other areas of town have today.

Cappon and Flores sit on the city’s planning and zoning commission.
Narvaez, a 73 year old state employee, said he filed to run for the Place 1 seat because he wants to continue serving the city in the same way he has done during his three terms as mayor.

“I want to continue my involvement with the city,” he said, “so I can finish some projects that started under my tenure.”

Among them, he mentioned the Hike & Bike Trail and finishing some drainage projects.

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