Municipal Elections are fast approaching, and candidates eyeing the post of mayor from both the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the People’s United Party (PUP) have already announced their intentions to contest the upcoming political race on March 3, 2021. These aspiring candidates and their respective councilor slates will seek the opportunity to serve San Pedro Town for 2021-2024.
Current UDP mayor Daniel Guerrero appears not to be seeking re-election. The full slate of each party is expected to be revealed soon, and the race for the town’s leadership will begin. Unofficial reports are that some of the slates will include new blood in an attempt to introduce young and energetic people with better ideas to improve San Pedro.
=================UDP Mayoral Candidate Ruben Gonzalez
Yesterday, the United Democratic Party officially announced their mayoral candidate for San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye 2021-2024, as being Ruben "Rux" Gonzalez. The release stated: 'With an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and over 25 years of experience in accounting and administration, Ruben is the perfect candidate to serve as the future Mayor of the Town of San Pedro. Not only his administrative skills are an asset, but his commitment to San Pedro can be reflected in his 6 years of dedicated community work as a Councilor. In addition, he is a volunteer at The Lion’s Club, Saga Humane Society, and endless community and charitable events. His transparency, inclusiveness, dedication, and experience enhance his vision and goals to lead and serve the residents of our “Isla Bonita.”
==============PUP Mayoral Candidate Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez
The mayoral candidate for the PUP is Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez, who previously served as a San Pedro Town Councilor during the 2012-2015 period. He was the only PUP councillor during this term. Nuñez says if he wins, the victory is not for him or his party, but for the long-neglected island town. “I am humbled and overwhelmed by all the support that I am receiving,” he said. “I will repay you with honesty, service, and transparency.”