Ramirez, Ingram ahead in McAllen city races after early vote tally

McALLEN — It appears after an unofficial early vote count that Tania Ramirez, an attorney, will be the next McAllen District 4 city commissioner, while incumbent District 5 Commissioner John Ingram clings to a lead in his re-election bid.

Ramirez holds a 426 to 178 lead over Joe Califa, a retired city planner, after the early vote tally was released just after the polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ingram received 434 early votes compared to 363 votes for Victor “Seby” Haddad, a banker and businessman. Mark Murray, a South Texas College professor and the third candidate in the race for District 5, received 87 early votes.

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