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Three Mayoral candidates emerge for PUP in San Ignacio and Santa Elena

Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2023. 1:11 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: Councilor Matthew Preston has applied as a Mayoral candidate for the People’s United Party as both mass political parties in Belize prepare for the 2024 Municipal elections.

Having come from a generation of reputable politicians that have cemented their legacy in the history of El Cayo, Preston Silva has the support of his grand-uncle, former Mayor, senator and cabinet minister, Hector Silva and his uncle, former cabinet minister, Daniel Silva Sr.

“These past two and a half years, I have acquired more knowledge and valuable experiences that have greatly equipped me to serve you, the people of SI & SE, in new ways,” Preston said.

Two other candidates also applied as Mayoral candidates for the PUP: senior Justice of the Peace, Orlando Espat and professor Joe Awe.

“Let’s build on my experience, leadership, and community dedication to shape a brighter future, together. Vote for the right candidate. The candidate that will bring an end to 20 years of failed UDP town councils,” Espat said on social media.

And, Professor Awe is no stranger in the political arena as he also ran for the 2020 Municipal elections and faced off in a convention.

Awe reaffirmed his commitment to community development and also appealed to the residents in San Ignacio and Santa Elena for an opportunity.

In addition, applicants for councillor candidates for the PUP in the Twin Towns include Rita Defour, Aaron Mai, Shirlene Neal, Adrian Palma, Zahir Figueroa, Omar Rodriguez and Minelli Romero.

The residents of San Ignacio and Santa Elena could vote in a convention to determine the Mayoral and Councilor candidates to represent the PUP in the upcoming municipal elections.


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