Saenz and Vela to head to a runoff election

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The mayoral race got heated between three top candidates leveling several different accusations against each other.

The race ended with Pete Saenz and Roque Vela headed to a runoff election with Saenz falling just short of 50 percent of the votes to avoid the runoff.

KGNS News caught up with the incumbent to hear what he had to say about the results.

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With just about an hour left until the polls close, many seats are up for grabs; but all eyes are on the mayoral race for the City of Laredo.

Five candidates are battling for the spot as the new mayor for Laredo.

KGNS News interviewed three of the candidates who are running for the position.

One of those running is the incumbent current Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz.

Mayor Saenz says if he gets in he will have four years and he wants to do the best he can to move our city forward.

Another candidate on the ballot is City Council’s Roque Vela.

Roque Vela says, judging by the turnout, many people are looking for a change.

Another council member who is running for the race is Charlie San Miguel.

Charlie San Miguel says it’s important that our voices are heard and that we respect the will of the people.

The two other candidates who are running are Avelino Juarez, a military veteran and Randall Walden.

The polls will close in about an hour soon we will find out if the City of Laredo will have a new mayor.