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County judge candidates urge residents to vote before polls close

By: Genevieve Curtis
EL PASO, Texas -- It's Election Day in the borderland and the candidates for county judge are making their final push to voters before the polls close.

Tuesday, voters will decide who will hold the highest county office -- the seat of county judge.

KFOX14 caught up with the three candidates as they made their way around town Tuesday.

County Judge Veronica Escobar is running for re-election against city Rep. Eddie Holguin Jr. and businesswoman Aliana Apodaca.

Property taxes, health care and cutting down on corruption have all been central themes during the race.

Since there is no republican candidate for county judge, Tuesdays primary could be definitive.

"We've done everything we can to talk to as many voters as possible. I have a record. I have a record of reforming the county -- of building important projects for the community of being accessible," said Escobar outside a central polling location Tuesday.

Also making the rounds around town, Apodaca said she was hoping to see better voter turnout.

"I just ask everyone to be involved in this democracy. Get involved. Make your choices. Come out to the polls; it's important to come out to vote. We need everyone to come out to vote," said Apodaca.

Holguin could not be reached Tuesday afternoon.

There is a possibility the race could go to a run off. Escobar and Apodaca said obviously they'd like to win outright but are preparing for anything.

A runoff would be May 27.