Sunday, March 24, 2013
One Tough Latina, Rebecca Jimenez, former Mayor of Guadalupe is baaack. Arpaio's Nemesis Jimenez is the leading Candidate for Mayor of Guadalupe!
Now in 2013, Rebecca Jimenez is back! There is a new race for Mayor of Guadalupe. Despite a last-minute smear campaign by her detractors and with a surprise endorsement of the incumbent by Congressman Ed Pastor, Rebecca Jimenez was leading a four person pack in the race for mayor of the small town of Guadalupe last Tuesday. Rebecca Jimenez was the top vote-getter with 190 votes, leading current Mayor Yolanda Solarez, who clocked in with 169 votes. Maricopa County elections director Karen Osborne said the tally isn't final until the provisional ballots are counted. But as a majority is needed for victory, a May 21 runoff between the two women is a sure bet. Rebecca Jimenez was elated with her showing, especially given Pastor's surprise endorsement of her main rival and the fact Solarez was running as a team with a popular city councilman. She ascribed her lead to old fashioned, grassroots campaigning.