EAGLE PASS - Filing for a place on the November 6 school board election ballot opened Monday morning and two well-known public figures wasted no time to make their candidacy official.
Just minutes after 8:00 am, Former Eagle Pass Independent School District Board President, Ignacio "Nacho" Saucedo, filed his candidacy before EPISD's Business and Finance Director Susana Perez at the district's administrative building.
Nacho Saucedo will attempt to unseat one-term incumbent Rudy Bowles, who recently lost to Nacho's older brother, David --the Maverick County Judge-- in a hotly contested race for the top county position.
On his Facebook page Monday afternoon, Saucedo made it clear why he decided to try and reclaim his position on the school board.
"This campaign goes beyond factions and personalities," Saucedo shared. "What's more, It’s about putting personalities aside to work for the greater good of our students. It’s about being appreciative of district staff and the hard work they do. It’s about showing our community that we’re fully dedicated to creating an educated populace that can compete on any level. I’ve always championed for public education and creating an equal playing field. That doesn’t stop now."
Bowles has yet to make public if he'll be seeking relection this fall.
Local business manager and salesman Mayito Obregon will challenge school board president and incumbent Lupita Fuentes for the place 6 position.
Obregon, who's well-known in the community for his many years of work at the Ancira Eagle Pass dealership, filed his candidacy at around 9:00 a.m. Monday.
Fuentes, who hasn't announced yet her intentions of seeking re-election, is strongly expected to do so.
The deadline to register for school board or as a write-in for county office closes on August 24.