Sedeño declares run for Precinct 3, accuses Flores of abusing of - FOX34 Lubbock

Sedeño declares run for Precinct 3, accuses Flores of abusing office

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lorenzo "Bubba" Sedeño announced his candidacy for Precinct 3 County Commissioner Thursday. He last held the seat from 2012 to 2016, then lost to sitting commissioner Gilbert Flores in the Democratic primary.

In the commissioner's court, Sedeño said he'd been pushed to run by some residents in Precinct 3, as well as some other officeholders. He accused Flores of not showing up for work, saying "golfing is more important to him."

"His poor attendance and abuse of office," Sedeño continued, "is a disservice to Precinct 3."

Sedeño said there are more candidates this year than in previous elections because they see Precinct 3 "has no voice or representation." 

Sedeño promised, if elected, he would not approve a pay raise for commissioners or the county judge. He said the budget is his priority, saying he will be frugal with tax dollars and he will not advocate for increases in property tax rates.

"If I was in office," Sedeño said, "maybe the citizens of Lubbock would not have had to vote for a million dollar road bond."

After his announcement, Sedeño said he wants to ensure East Lubbock County, New Deal, and Idalou each get fair representation and equal investment on roads and infrastructure.

Commissioner Gilbert Flores has declared his run for re-election as a Democrat. Three Republicans have filed for the seat -- Victor Flores, Ysidro Gutierrez, and Cary Shaw. The party primaries are "Super Tuesday," March 3.

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