Socorro Mayor Willie Gandara is 1st E...

Socorro Mayor Willie Gandara is 1st El Paso County official to face recall election

There are 136 comments on the El Paso Times story from Apr 25, 2011, titled Socorro Mayor Willie Gandara is 1st El Paso County official to face recall election. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The man who was once featured for shaping up the Lower Valley's newest political dynasty could find himself out of office.

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#1 Apr 26, 2011
Typical jesse politics lets make it impossible to recall any member of city council, lets give the gang of 4 all the benifits they can. Lets kick out the mayor so he can totally control the city with him as mayor pro tem till the next election. Willie may not be the best mayor we have had but at least he keeps an eye on the gang of 4 SAY NO to all propositions and keep willy as mayor Don't give away the keys to the city to the gang of 4

“Anti-social Socialist..”

Since: Apr 08

Pie Town, New Mexico

#2 Apr 26, 2011
The Gandaras are a bunch of low-life ghetto rats. Let's just hope the voters finally wise up and kick out the king rat.
about time

Laredo, TX

#3 Apr 26, 2011
Residents of socorro need to educate themselves on the wording of the recall on the ballot before they vote. Alot of the wording on the ballots can be confusing and just when you think you're voting the way you want to vote you actually are not. Get this dispicable man out of politics for good. We in the SISD are glad he is no longer here. I'm sure the city of Socorro will be too - just vote to kick him out of your city. I wish he and his whole family would leave the El Paso County period!!!

Since: Sep 08

Houston, but living in El Paso

#4 Apr 26, 2011
I have a bad feeling about this one.

I am predicting most of the clueless voters in Socorro are going to keep Gandara in office and in turn blame the wording on the ballot for their recall mishap.

Oops, yea, right! LMAO

Respectfully,
Gary_G
sockerooo

El Paso, TX

#5 Apr 26, 2011
That's the problem. No education in Socorro. Just illegals...they get what they vote for...cousins mating with cousins...
about time wrote:
Residents of socorro need to educate themselves on the wording of the recall on the ballot before they vote. Alot of the wording on the ballots can be confusing and just when you think you're voting the way you want to vote you actually are not. Get this dispicable man out of politics for good. We in the SISD are glad he is no longer here. I'm sure the city of Socorro will be too - just vote to kick him out of your city. I wish he and his whole family would leave the El Paso County period!!!
ddfane

Portland, OR

#6 Apr 26, 2011
why are socorro residents still a "city". why not let them get annexed by the city of el paso...very ridiculous...
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#7 Apr 26, 2011
Wasn't Mayor Crook also facing a recall?

The petition didn't get enough signatures from what I understand but if people would have known about it, he would have been recalled as well.
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#8 Apr 26, 2011
ddfane wrote:
why are socorro residents still a "city". why not let them get annexed by the city of el paso...very ridiculous...
Their property taxes are through the roof, but since most of the residents don't vote, the same thing keeps happening.
That's why Socorro is so trashy and full of corruption.
The citizens that do vote do the same thing they do in El Paso, vote straight ticket DUMOCRAT.

It took them YEARS just to get street lights on Alameda.
Stray dogs wandering all over the place, dead dogs that have been hit by cars lay on the streets for weeks. Burning trash at night so the police don't locate it and give a ticket.
Illegal aliens galore.

It's nice!!!!!!
Reality

El Paso, TX

#9 Apr 26, 2011
We will find out shortly what all the hoo-lah was all about, I'll bet that this Low Life Willie and his gang of thiefs and Gandaras will stay in office as the voter turn out will not meet the official numbers, by the way Willie has already started the give aways as in free beer, food, parties , Marachies and the things he learned well from his Padrino Rogelio Sanchez. By the way its OK if he stays in office as shortly he will have a court date, or will plea bargain, I'll also bet he will Plea bargin as now he knows that the Feds are sharpening there knifes IE: Jones and Sanchez, Willie I hope your next. "Resign FOOL"
meo

El Paso, TX

#10 Apr 26, 2011
I'm voting yes on all of them!
Jose

Montgomery, AL

#11 Apr 26, 2011
Still trying to figure how Varela got 10 yrs probation. That is a joke. It wasnt his forst time doing this, it was just his first time being caught. Our judicial system truly needs to be blind and not look at the stature or position the alleged criminal has risen to.
Dig Dug

El Paso, TX

#12 Apr 26, 2011
why is socorro dirty and building low housing apts. please bring back the cotton fields and chile fields....stop cutting the 100 year old cotton trees.i miss the old days, only wonderful memories... kicking back in the levy will never happen.
Puro Soco Loco

New Orleans, LA

#13 Apr 26, 2011
People in Soco need to go and vote against anyone on the city council board getting any benifits of any kind. This city council has not earned it. I believe that little Jesse Gandara needs to be brought up on charges for interfering with a county official in an investigation. Not only that the Socorro city council needs to ask him to step down for disgracing the residents of Socorro. Or they could suspend him until further notice. People of Socorro we need to start somewhere on this city council and why not start with the biggest fake of them all little Jesse Gandara.
CottonPickinJoe

El Paso, TX

#15 Apr 26, 2011
Dig Dug wrote:
stop cutting the 100 year old cotton trees
Cotton doesn't grow on trees...
ELL

Lubbock, TX

#16 Apr 26, 2011
ok Socorro its time you speak up,,and make the right choice now...stand up for your"town"
and get those Crooks out of there..let them know you are the boss..you elect them in and YOU can elect them OUT..do the right thing...!!!!!!
No No No

Laguna Hills, CA

#17 Apr 26, 2011
ddfane wrote:
why are socorro residents still a "city". why not let them get annexed by the city of el paso...very ridiculous...
No you don't! Let the city of soco dis incorporate and let the county take over but PLEASE don't talk about the city of El Paso annexing that bunch of lower valley crap.
elgavilan

El Paso, TX

#18 Apr 26, 2011
Gary_G wrote:
I have a bad feeling about this one.
I am predicting most of the clueless voters in Socorro are going to keep Gandara in office and in turn blame the wording on the ballot for their recall mishap.
Oops, yea, right! LMAO
Respectfully,
Gary_G
No problem just PUNCH #136
elgavilan

El Paso, TX

#19 Apr 26, 2011
City council wrote:
Typical jesse politics lets make it impossible to recall any member of city council, lets give the gang of 4 all the benifits they can. Lets kick out the mayor so he can totally control the city with him as mayor pro tem till the next election. Willie may not be the best mayor we have had but at least he keeps an eye on the gang of 4 SAY NO to all propositions and keep willy as mayor Don't give away the keys to the city to the gang of 4
hOW MUCH ARE YOU GETTING PAID? OR ARE YOU STUUUUUUUUUUPIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD? PUNCH YES AND PUNCH #136!
US CITIZEN

United States

#20 Apr 26, 2011
Can't say it enough, another mexiCAN who could not stay clean. What a shame, all these mexican elected officials getting caught. What a shame.
Here we go again

El Paso, TX

#21 Apr 26, 2011
Why so many changes regarding the recall procedures? They never saw the need to bring about any changes and now all of a sudden when the recall group worked to get them out they are presenting amendments to the charter. Wow wee, how interesting! What else is up their sleeves? Is it to make it harder for the citizens of Socorro to do a recall? Why should they receive benefits?, for sitting at 2 meetings or so doing as they please and not what the citizens of Socorro are asking for? They have got to be kidding. They need to get a life and move on. Vote no on all the amendments! We are not ignorant of your dealings! Power hungry rats!

There would have been a successful recall had they not gone out to the persons that signed and influence them to get their names off the recall list. Shame on you power hungry members. I can almost bet they offered them a driveway too.

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