What happens now to the Webb County Elections Administrator position?

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - The Webb County Elections Board will be holding a special emergency meeting to figure out what to do next after Elections Administrator Oscar Villarreal resigns.

File photo: Oscar Villarreal

After nearly 15 years of holding the position, Villarreal has decided to step down.

His last day is scheduled for February 1st, which is just a month before the upcoming election.
The election board is scrambling to figure out who they will appoint as their interim.

Webb County Republican Chair Randy Blair says the election’s board will meet very soon to discuss the changes, but says he’s confident that the election’s office will be able to find a resolution.

Blair says, “I fully believe that it will run very smoothly through this primary and by the time we get into November, we'll have somebody full time. I'm sure that person will be a confident individual."

The Republican Chair is not quite sure who will step up to plate or who will be proposed at the hearing but he suspects an immediate interim would be found within the elections office.

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The head of the Webb County Elections Office is calling it a career as he decides to step down from that position.

Oscar Villarreal who has been the county’s elections administrator for nearly 20 years submitted his resignation to the members of the Webb County Elections Board.

Villarreal’s last day is scheduled for February first.

That date puts the county in a bit of a bind, especially since elections are scheduled for March.

A county officials say that an interim elections administrator will most likely be named, but no word on how soon the board of elections will meet to make that decision.