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      Controversial Brownsville candidate ordered out of the race

      Controversial Brownsville City Commission candidate Esequiel 'Zeke' Silva is off the ballot.

      Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade ruled Silva as an ineligible candidate in the race due to a DWI conviction.

      Silva told Action 4 News that he is not giving up.

      The Brownsville man said he is looking into becoming a write-in candidate on the ballot.

      Silva had been seeking to unseat District 2 City Commissioner Charlie Atkinson.

      Action 4 News archives show that Atkinson had a previous arrest for reckless driving back in February 2006 and another arrest for DWI in November 2007.

      Neither arrest resulted in a conviction for Atkinson.

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