Tino Villarreal Jr. has been sworn in as Brownsville City Commissioner At-Large "A." The ceremony took place during a recent Brownsville City Commission meeting, where U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera Jr. administered the oath of office.
During his swearing-in, Villarreal expressed gratitude to both those who voted for him and those who did not, promising to uphold the values of the office with the faith he was raised with. This inclusive approach demonstrates his commitment to serving the entire community.
Villarreal's path to victory included a runoff election on June 17, 2023, where he received 3,227 votes, surpassing Susan Ruvalcaba's 2,596 votes. This decisive victory solidified his position as the new City Commissioner for At-Large "A."
Before entering politics, Tino Villarreal Jr. served as the athletic director and head coach at St. Joseph Academy, showcasing his leadership and organizational skills. His background and experience in education and sports will undoubtedly contribute to his new role as a City Commissioner in Brownsville.
It's noteworthy that Villarreal stepped into the position previously held by Commissioner John Cowen Jr., who opted to run for the mayoral position in May and was successful in winning the election. The transition of power from Cowen Jr. to Villarreal marks a new chapter for Brownsville's city government.
We wish Tino Villarreal Jr. all the best as he embarks on his new role and endeavors to serve the residents of Brownsville as City Commissioner At-Large "A."