Making her way down the halls of the Webb County administration building, Linda Renee Ramirez is filling out the necessary paperwork to take over as commissioner of precinct one.
"When I saw that the position opened up, I though I was in a unique position. I understand the people. I live and work there and saw there was a need."
While living in Laredo, Ramirez has done a lot of work with the community on various projects. Everything from girl scouts to currently serving on the Laredo commission for women; she's also a full time teacher. So how will she balance it all? Ramirez says with support.
"No doubt that's going to be a tremendous undertaking. I have the support of my principal and superintendent and very grateful for that."
Linda admits she's never run for office let alone hold a position in politics before, but is up for the challenge.
"I’ve never run for political office, I have no political history what so ever. It means a great deal. This is new to me, but I’m very proud.”
Ramirez says it's important to address the needs of precinct one and make sure they receive everything they were promised. From community centers, to a boxing gym, even the water treatment plant. Nothing is off the table and has this message for the community.
"I want them to know that I plan to give a hundred percent and work as hard as I can to make sure the job is done well. I hope to serve my community and make everyone in my precinct proud.”