Edinburg mayoral candidate looks to follow in father's footsteps
Edinburg mayoral candidate Gina Alamia is looking to run the city her father once led.
"I just feel that it’s in the blood,” Alamia said. “I have the vision. I have the determination."
Alamia has worn many hats in her lifetime--from teacher to communication specialist--but said she is now ready to tackle politics.
"I'm not married; I don't have kids,” said Alamia. “I feel that everything happens for a reason, and I think my purpose is to fix Edinburg because it's broken."
Alamia said small issues, like potholes in streets and unpaved alleys, have plagued the city, and is an issue she hopes to tackle. Alamia said bigger issues will also be addressed if she is elected.
"I'm not going to make people rich that are not qualified for jobs, I'm not here to play favoritism," said Alamia. "
Though Garcia will run for re-election in November, Alamia believes she has a shot at the mayoral candidacy.
"I feel that I've decided to take on this mayorship because I think it's my purpose, actually I know it's my purpose," said Alamia. "I believe in it, so many people believe in me, and my dad believes in me, and that is major because he's a great mayor.”
CBS 4 News will continue coverage on candidates until election season in November.