Cancun, Q.R. — A total of 52 candidates have begun campaigning to fill upcoming political seats throughout the 11 municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo.
As of Monday, all 52 set out to make their political intentions known to the public in hopes of being voted into their positions.
This is also the first year that previously elected figures are able to re-run, such as the case with state governor Carlos Joaquin González and Solidaridad president, Christine Torres Gómez. In total, candidates from six municipalities will try to be reelected.
Mario Machuca Sánchez from the Coalición por Quintana Roo, Niurka Sáliva Benítez from the Social Encounter Party (PES) and Isaac Janix Alanís as independent standard bearers will also compete for political seats.
In Solidaridad, Cristina Torres Gómez from Por Quintana Roo to the Front will seek re-election but will have as opponents Laura Beristáin Navarrete from Together We Will Make History, Martín de la Cruz Gómez from the Coalición por Quintana Roo and Luis Roldán Carrillo from PES.
In Bacalar, Alexander Zetina Aguiluz seeks re-election for the Coalición por Quintana Roo and will face Rivelino Valdivia Villaseca from Together we will make history, Nelia Uc Sosa from Por Quintana Roo to the Front, Trinidad Guillén Núñez from PES and the independent Prudencio Alcocer Balam.
In José María Morelos, will contend José Domingo Flota Castillo from Together We Will Do History, Sofía Alcocer Alcocer from Por Quintana Roo to the Front, Erick Borges Yam from Nueva Alianza, Rossana Romero Ávila from PRI and Eugenia Canul Tut from PES. The PVEM left that candidacy empty.
In Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Paoly Perera Maldonado intends to achieve reelection by championing the Coalición por Quintana Roo. He has contenders Maricarmen Hernández Solís from Together We Will Do History, José Esquivel Vargas from Por Quintana Roo to the Front, Francisco Poot Kauil from the PES and the independent Fabiola Cahum Fernández.
In Puerto Morelos, Laura Fernandez Piña seeks re-election by the Coalition for Quintana Roo, having as political adversaries Juan Pablo Aguilera Negrón of Together We Will Do History, Ludivina Menchaca Castellanos de Por Quintana Roo al Frente and Eloísa Zetina Barriga del PES.
In Othón P. Blanco, Hernán Pastrana Pastrana from Together We Will Do History, Fernando Zelaya Espinoza from Por Quintana Roo to the Front, María Hadad Castillo from the Coalición por Quintana Roo, Manuel Valencia Cardín del PES and the independent Julio Velázquez Villegas.
In Tulum, Eloísa Balam Mazum from Together We Will Do History, Víctor Mas Tah from Por Quintana Roo to the Front, Marciano Dzul Caamal from the Coalición por Quintana Roo and Wendy Ruiz Aguilar from the PES.
In Isla Mujeres, mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis will seek re-election by the PRI and will compete against Edgar Gasca Arceo from Together We Will Do History, Faustino Uicab Alcocer from Por Quintana Roo to the Front, Rossana Martínez Cen from Nueva Alianza and Julio Osorio Magaña of the PES.
In Cozumel, Perla Tun Pech as an aspirant of Por Quintana Roo al Frente is looking at reelection and will have as opponents Pedro Joaquín Delbouis from the Coalición por Quintana Roo, Juanita Alonso Marrufo from Together We Will Do History, Salvador Rocha Vargas del PES and the independent Gloria Mex Alcocer.
In Lázaro Cárdenas, María Trinidad García Argüelles from Por Quintana Roo to the Front, Fabiola Cervera Vidal from the Coalición por Quintana Roo, Alma Lomas Álvarez from Morena, Nivardo Mena Villanueva from the PT and María Elena Ruiz Molina from the PES will compete.
The list of candidates seeking election to head the municipality of Benito Juárez includes María Elena Hermelinda Lezama Espinoza of the Juntos Haremos Historia, Mario Machuca Sánchez from the Coalición por Quintana Roo, Niurka Sáliva Benítez from Partido Encuentro Social (Social Encounter Party) and independent candidate Issac Janix Alanis .
There has not been any announcement about anyone running against current state governor Carlos Joaquin González for the position. All candidates will spend the next five weeks publicity campaigning for seats voted for in the upcoming July 1 elections.