|Brownsville Observer Editor, Wife at Recent Event|
Yet, in Cameron County and possibly the entire Rio Grande Valley, there is a tangible commodity, described by blogger Bobby Wightman-Cervantes as the "blind Hispanic woman vote." Occasionally, it seems, an Hispanic woman gets elected with no apparent qualifications, simply riding her Hispanic surname and gender to victory.
|Evelyn Cantu, Posing with Sylvia Garza-Perez|
Cantu, who has zero experience working for a community college, is running against a man, Dr. Zavaleta, with 40 years service at Texas Southmost College. Mike Hernandez III, a financially successful Dallas car salesman, is throwing money at Cantu because he craves control of TSC, local job training efforts and development of the Port of Brownsville and FM 550 industrial corridor.
|Mike Hernandez III, Pigeon-Toed at Historic El Jardin|
Throwing good money after bad, Hernandez, desperate to win something, is reportedly financially backing the unqualified Evelyn Cantu for TSC trustee. Hopefully, Brownsville and Cameron County will continue to reject seamy used car salesman influence on their elections.