POSTED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:31pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 11:20pm
EL PASO — Many voters in Sunland Park were unaware there were three candidates in the race for mayor.
For the first time, voters are hearing from the third mayoral candidate, Jose Hernandez.
"I want to let the people know from Sunland Park tomorrow March 6 they have a choice... the third choice... this is Jose L. Hernandez," said Jose Hernandez.
Jose Hernandez has lived in Sunland Park for 27 years and said he's ready to bring change to the city.
"I want to straighten out the system right now,” Jose Hernandez said. “It's going to take a little while."
The election is especially critical because the city is in political turmoil. Mayoral candidate, Gerardo Hernandez appeared in a sex-tape. Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel Salinas, who is also running for mayor, is accused of blackmailing Gerardo Hernandez by creating the video.
Candidate Jose Hernandez said he is staying out of the whole mess.
"I don't want to get involved in any personal issues," Jose Hernandez said. “The city of Sunland Park does not need another controversy."
Jose Hernandez is encouraging residents to vote.
"Every vote counts and I hope to hear from them tomorrow March 6."
The polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.