VICTORIA- In just a matter of day’s election season will be in full swing in Victoria and across the nation as political parties and candidates aim for your vote.
Michael Cloud Chairman of the Victoria Republican Party expects Victoria voters will turn out just like always this election season.
“People are involved in our community, they are involved in organizations, they are involved in volunteerism, they are involved in voting and you know we're really excited about the election season” Cloud said.
The Victoria county registrar’s office website points out that there are 52,000 registered voters in Victoria which comes out to almost 83% of residents who are registered to vote like Victoria resident and Vietnam veteran Martin Garcia who is a Service Officer with the Military Order of Purple Hearts, who says he wants to see veterans mobilized and at the polls to show that there votes count in a big way.
“We need to have the vote of the veterans to let these politicians know that we're still an organization and that they know they need to take care of veterans” Garcia said.
Victoria resident and Democrat, Ron Reyna who is running for the office of County Judge, wants Victorians to understand the issues at hand like the water problems that Victoria is facing as voters head to the polls this November.
“Water is a very important issue and we do have some important water issues coming up. San Antonio has renamed the lower Guadalupe project. There after our water again and we're going to have to do our best to protect our water” Reyna said.
Reyna will be running against Republican Ben Zeller for the spot of Victoria country judge who was off the campaign trail Monday.
The last day to register to vote in Victoria is Monday October 6th at the elections administrators’ office.