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Sweetwater elects 4 commissioners, tosses 2 incumbents

David Borrero was elected to the Sweetwater City Commission Tuesday.
David Borrero was elected to the Sweetwater City Commission Tuesday.

Sweetwater residents tossed out two incumbents Tuesday as they elected four people to the eight-member Sweetwater City Commission.

6 MarcosVillanueva
Marcos Villanueva

According to unofficial election results, the winners are David Borrero, the city’s grants administrator; Joniel Diaz, son of former Sweetwater mayor Jose M. Diaz; Cecilia Holtz-Alonso, an interim commissioner who was appointed to fill the remaining months in the Group 3 seat in February and then ran in the Group 4 race; and Marcos Villanueva, a retired Sweetwater police lieutenant.

7 Joniel Diaz
Joniel Diaz

Incumbents Jose ‘Bergi’ Bergouignan and Isolina Maroño were unseated by Villanueva and Holtz-Alonso, respectively.

Sweetwater results

Group 1

David Borrero 1,308 votes 64.1%

Isidro Ruiz 732 votes 35.9%

Group 2

Jose ‘Bergi’ Bergouignan 915 votes 44.8%

Jose Mejia 178 votes 8.7%

Marcos Villanueva 947 votes 46.4%

Group 3

Joniel Diaz 1,092 votes 53.8%

Saul Diaz 939 votes 46.2%

Group 4

Cecilia Holtz-Alonso 1,112 votes 54.6%

Isolina Maroño 924 votes 45.4%

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