With 16 days left before the 2021 Municipal Elections, aspiring candidates with intentions to form the next local government in San Pedro Town were officially nominated on Monday, February 15th. Both the People’s United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) marched to the Town Council building where their mayoral and councillor candidates were nominated as required by law by registered voters in the Belize Rural South (BRS) constituency.
At 10AM, the PUP was the first political party to take part in nominations. Mayoral candidate and previously elected PUP Councilor Gualberto’ Wally’ Nuñez, along with his six councilor candidates, Jose Castellanos, Marina Kay, Adaly Ayuso, Johnnia Duarte, Dianeli Aranda, and Ernesto Bardalez, led a parade through downtown San Pedro. They were cheered by supporters as they headed to the nomination center at the Town Council building.
The incumbent town council administration under the UDP is running with a new slate as the current councillors, including Mayor Daniel Guerrero, will not be seeking re-election. The only UDP veteran in the team is mayoral candidate Ruben’ Rux’ Gonzalez, who has served both as councillor and Deputy Mayor. Gonzalez and his slate were nominated shortly after 2PM. The brand new UDP slate under Gonzalez includes Lorraine Reid, Kent ‘Bob’ Gabourel, Raul’ Coco’ Gonzalez, Richard Cordova, Marceli McCorkle, and Jazelie’ Jaz’ Azueta.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun