POSTED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 3:15pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:34pm
Socorro, TX (KTSM) — Three new people will be sworn in Thursday as members of Socorro City Council.
Jesus Ruiz was elected as the city's new mayor in Saturday's election.
City Representative Mary Garcia had been acting as Mayor Pro-Tem since former mayor Trini Lopez resigned in October, 2012 over questions about whether some council members extended their terms illegally.
City representatives Jesse Gandara Jr. and Willie Madrid Jr. resigned their seats on Socorro City Council in February, 2013, but continued to serve on council until a judge removed them in April, 2013.
Joseph "Chito" Bowling beat out Jesse Gandara Jr. and will represent District 4.
Rene Rodriguez will replace Willie Madrid as Alderman at Large.
NewsChannel 9 will be at the meeting. You can look for updates at 10 p.m.