Eloy Pulido for Hidalgo County Judge

Eloy Pulido for Hidalgo County Judge Eloy Pulido's major concerns in the County: a runaway county budget, the excessive cost and questionable location of a new courthouse, the need for economic development and tourism, along with the need to lower the county tax rate. www.votepulido.com

Early Life – Eloy Pulido is the third of five sons to José and Adelina (Lile) Pulido. After graduating from Edinburg High School in 1974 Eloy studied Aerospace Medicine under the tutelage of the United States Air Force and served as a Sergeant. After serving during the Vietnam era, he was Honorably Discharged in 1978. After the Air Force, while attending Pan American University, Pulido joined his brother Roberto's Band, Roberto Pulido y Los Classicos, until his graduation. In 1985, Eloy earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. He is married to the former Miss Mariolanda (Mari) Zamora of Donna, Texas and is the father of five children. They attend Holy Family Catholic Church in Edinburg. • 1985 to 1994 PSJA ISD Employee Ombudsman • 1991 – 1994 Edinburg Consolidated ISD School Board Trustee • 1994 – 1998 Hidalgo County Clerk • 1999 – 2003 Hidalgo County Judge • 2003 City of Pharr Bridge Director • 2004 – 2006 Edinburg Consolidated ISD Risk Manager • 2007 to Present Administrator Medical Services Facilities Afllliations include (Past & Present): Member TDH Commissioners‘ Council on Local Public Health Member South Texas Redistricting Task Force Member Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool Member National Association of Social Workers Member Texas Association of County Clerks Member American Legion Post#40li Member Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Member McAllen Chamber of Commerce Besides serving as ECISD Board President, Hidalgo County Clerk and Hidalgo County Judge, Pulido has also held the following positions: Chairman of the Hidalgo County Bail Bond Board Chairman of the Hidalgo County Elections Commission Vice President of the Early Risers Lions Club Chairmen Texas Border Colonies Advisory Committee on Prop. 2 Service as Judge of Hidalgo County: As the 27th Hidalgo County Judge, Jose Eloy Pulido pursued a path of efficiency and a mission of serving the residents of Hidalgo County with effectiveness and with accountability. Judge Pulido took the helm of Hidalgo County Government in January of 1999. From the onset, Judge Pulido worked diligently towards developing a regional approach to problem solving. He initiated and hosted Quarterly Hidalgo County Mayors’ Summits to discuss issues that the cities have in common as well as developing collaborative solutions. Pulido was quoted as saying “I am confident that by having established local, state, and federal partnerships, we have produced positive results for the residents of this County," During Pulido’s term, County residents witnessed a dynamic transformation of Hidalgo County Government with Community based decision-making through Citizen Advisory Committees. Some of these included the Health Advisory Committee, Indigent Health Care Advisory Committee, Hidalgo County Veteran's Affairs Committee, and the Hidalgo County Employee Salary Study Committee. Pulido still believes that "Making government more accessible to the people is the only way to ensure transparency and accountability." Upon taking office, Puliido was immediately confronted with many serious problems facing the County. With only $75,000 in the General Fund, it was close to an emergency situation that required immediate action. Hiring and wages were frozen. Travel was cut by 50%, purchasing was restricted and many other measures were implemented to drastically cut spending. Within three months, the budget was stabilized. Another urgent problem was the over crowding of the County Jail. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards had been citing the Hidalgo County Jail for over crowding since 1992, causing the jail to operate with a conditional certificate and requiring that overcrowding be addressed by housing inmates in other facilities. The County spent $2.1 Million in 1999 to house inmates in other jails around the state. By 2000, this cost was close to $4 Million. In order to pay the $48 Million to build a new jail, the County raised taxes 5 cents per $100 for the tax year 2001. The new jail would initially house 1200 inmates, with infrastructure for expansion to 2,000 beds. Pulido was very committed to maintaining a conservative tax plan and to do what needed to be done to reduce County expenditures in an effort to keep county taxes low. During his four-year tenure as County Judge, he was able to accomplish many other things as he was a dedicated full time judge. A few of these accomplishments include: Building a new County Jail, Building a new Juvenile Detention Center and a new Adult Restitution Center, hiring of additional deputies to patrol the rural areas of the county, reducing unemployment by developing a Work Development Board, Building a Veteran's Cemetery and a Retirement Home, Enforcing zoning requirements for infrastructure needs in colonias, Standardizing Employee Pay and Benefits, Creating the Hidalgo County Health Services District to be partially funded by proceeds from the tobacco industry lawsuit, aggressively working to attract new business and industry to Hidalgo County and many other significant accomplishments. Pulido is a Man with a vision for a prosperous thriving home for all Citizens of Hidalgo County. “I served as a full-time county judge because that's what our taxpayers deserve. I have a record of setting ambitious goals and accomplishing them while overseeing and maintaining a fiscally sound budget,” says Pulido. “I'm ready to do it again as your next County Judge.”

Eloy Pulido for Hidalgo County Judge 2018

Operating as usual

03/07/2018

Thank you so much for all your support and for believing in me as being the better man to lead our County. We ran an issues campaign and offered solutions.

Due to certain issues with the early vote, we are working with the Secretary of States office and the Atty Generals office before making our next decision! Again thank you and God Bless!🙏🏼

Less than an hour left  to make a difference !  Get in line before 7 pm. Voters this election is very important for the ...
03/06/2018

Less than an hour left to make a difference ! Get in line before 7 pm.
Voters this election is very important for the future of Hidalgo County. Polls close at 7pm. You can vote at any of the following locations. Let your voices be heard. Vote Pulido!! # lowertaxes #only candidatethatsagainstHospitalDistrict

This is it. Today's the last day to vote. polls are open till 7 PM if you voted already please get your friends and fami...
03/06/2018

This is it. Today's the last day to vote. polls are open till 7 PM if you voted already please get your friends and family and ask them to go vote. Thank you for all your support!

This is it guys - we are in the Superbowl - 2nd half right now - but for Team Pulido - the whole focus of every moving p...
03/06/2018
Election Day is March 6! Find Your Polling Place Now >>>

This is it guys - we are in the Superbowl - 2nd half right now - but for Team Pulido - the whole focus of every moving part today - and that includes you guys - is getting our voters to the polls to vote. I’m sure YOU have voted - but i KNOW you have AT LEAST five friends or family who haven’t voted - to win this and do the things we have been talking about for the past year, we need your help - and that’s getting your friends to the polls. Go thru your contacts and call or text - it’s much easier TO NOT VOTE THAN TO VOTE - but we have a real shot at this and every phone call you make - MATTERS!!

Two BIG things re voting today- Election Day polling sites are now like Early Voting sites - you can vote anywhere in the county today. There are 74 polling sites - at least 3 to 10 in every city. BUT - most have moved - no longer where we usually go.

So help your friends and family to vote and not walk away frustrated and lost - use the link below and it will tell you the closest polling - very very simple and pretty impressive. Here is also a link you can text around to others to use to find the closest polling site: mytexasvotes.com.

Turnout is very slow - but Eloy still has LOTS of votes out there - so don’t underestimate the value of your calls and texts - we will have many more years of the same ole same ole - corruption, self interests lining of pockets, increasing taxes, bloated budget due to cronyism and creating cushy jobs for more good ole boys, more Dannebahm bid rigging, $150 M courthouse right in conjested town square, return of Prop 1, serious concerns re election fraud that keeps ‘them’ in power and on the receiving end, no commitment to protecting parks and wildlife areas and to bringing in programs for veterans and creating jobs nor adequate funding of indigent health - THIS MUST STOP!!

We are at the goal post - but in a real grassroot not big money PEOPLE’s campaign - our strength is YOU and your families - people talking to people. Go Vote!! Dial you phones! 8 hrs left to vote and then we have what we have. BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE - reach out - person to person. Our hearts are full, our spirits are high! Game On!

2018 starts with voting in the Texas Primary on Election Day, March 6.

I'm Eloy Pulido and I want to be your new Hidalgo County Judge. I will be a Judge for all the people of our County. Toda...
03/06/2018

I'm Eloy Pulido and I want to be your new Hidalgo County Judge. I will be a Judge for all the people of our County. Today, March 6 is Election day and this is your last chance to make your voice be heard. The Polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you can vote anywhere in the County. Please copy, like, and share or use your cell phones to forward this text to all your friends and family. Thank you, and God Bless you!

Voting Locations: http://www.themonitor.com/article_6a670adf-9daf-5f59-9386-4a34603838da.html

To all the enthusiastic supporters that keep asking how to help the campaign, we make the following requests: 1. Vote Tu...
03/05/2018

To all the enthusiastic supporters that keep asking how to help the campaign, we make the following requests:
1. Vote Tuesday March 6th and Vote Pulido!
2. Tell your family and friends to Vote and Vote Pulido!
3. Tell Everyone WHY you Voted Pulido!
4. Like, Share and Spread the Word on Facebook!
Help us elect a man who represents all the people! Estoy con Eloy!

I have such tremendous gratitude for all my friends and family in Pharr who have worked so hard - from the bottom of my ...
03/05/2018

I have such tremendous gratitude for all my friends and family in Pharr who have worked so hard - from the bottom of my heart - i thank you. The Pharr, San Juan and Alamo Election Day polling sites are listed on the graphic below.

Thank you Chemo Palacios, Raul Martinez, Oscar Gutierrez and Jesse Pena. There’s no words that can express my appreciation for everything you do for the People’s Campaign!!

I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Hidalgo County Tejano Democrats. Transparent and responsive government - ...
03/05/2018

I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Hidalgo County Tejano Democrats. Transparent and responsive government - A County Government For All The People! Let your voice be heard - Vote Tuesday - Democratic Primary - the only True Democrat for Hidalgo County Judge!

VOTE Tuesday March 6thEloy Pulido for Hidalgo County JudgeThe enthusiastic support of Eloy Pulido positions Hidalgo Coun...
03/04/2018

VOTE Tuesday March 6th
Eloy Pulido for Hidalgo County Judge
The enthusiastic support of Eloy Pulido positions Hidalgo County to elect a real Democmocrat on Tuesday!
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Early voting is finished.  The Pulido Campaign thanks Hidalgo County voters for turning out.  Exit Poll watchers have in...
03/03/2018

Early voting is finished. The Pulido Campaign thanks Hidalgo County voters for turning out. Exit Poll watchers have indicated enthusiastic support for former Hidalgo County Judge Eloy Pulido. But even though you have early voted we ask one more thing of you: Tell your friends that have not voted to vote Tuesday, March 6th and to "Vote Pulido." Help elect a candidate that shuns special interests and truly represents all the voters!

Eloy Pulido for Hidalgo County Judge Learn more about Eloy Pulido by reading his short biography... Please like and shar...
03/02/2018
Biography

Eloy Pulido for Hidalgo County Judge
Learn more about Eloy Pulido by reading his short biography...
Please like and share and remember: Friday March 2nd is last day to early vote: Vote Early and Vote Pulido!

https://www.pulidoforhidalgocountyjudge.com/biography

Vote Pulido for Hidalgo County Judge in 2018!

Today is the LAST DAY to vote early. Find your polling place and go vote!Make sure your friends and family members know ...
03/02/2018
Election Day is March 6! Find Your Polling Place Now >>>

Today is the LAST DAY to vote early. Find your polling place and go vote!

Make sure your friends and family members know where to vote by sharing MyTexasVotes.com where you can:

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2018 starts with voting in the Texas Primary on Election Day, March 6 or voting early Feb. 20 - March 2.

Pulido Fights to Save Hidalgo County Millions of Dollars on New Justice Center - Compare candidate positions from Rio Gr...
03/01/2018
Pulido: Forget a new courthouse; Hidalgo County needs a justice center next to the expressway

Pulido Fights to Save Hidalgo County Millions of Dollars on New Justice Center - Compare candidate positions from Rio Grande Guardian

Asked for a wrap-up remark, Pulido said: “The most important duty is go out and vote, regardless of who you vote for. We need to take it seriously, and honor those who gave so much by going out and voting.”

http://riograndeguardian.com/pulido-forget-a-new-courthouse-hidalgo-county-needs-a-justice-center-next-to-the-expressway/

EDINBURG, RGV – If he is elected Hidalgo County Judge, Eloy Pulido will leave the county courthouse where it is in downtown Edinburg, shrink it, and build a new justice center near the expres…

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Vote Today!  Make sure your family and friends have voted.  So many have said that you and your...
03/01/2018

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Vote Today! Make sure your family and friends have voted. So many have said that you and your family are with us and you want to help. I do need your help - this is a effort of the People and for the People. I am asking all of you to be sure to vote BEFORE Friday - the end of Early Vote, and to make sure your friends and family vote. If each of you do that extra push to help and commit to making sure that five of your friends and family go vote before Election DAY, that is THE VERY BEST WAY you can help - make sure our supporters turn out at the polls.
(This was my ad in Wednesday's Advance - to help Pharr voters know where to vote - both of the Pharr Early Vote Sites were moved this election. Election Day sites have been moved too and our voters are getting lost in the process.)

Texas Democrats!V.O.T.E. .N.O.W.!Vote Early and Vote Pulido!...for Hidalgo County JudgeTexas Primary Voting ScheduleCale...
02/28/2018

Texas Democrats!
V.O.T.E. .N.O.W.!
Vote Early and Vote Pulido!
...for Hidalgo County Judge
Texas Primary Voting Schedule
Calendario en Espanol tambien.

02/26/2018

Eloy Pulido is the right man for the job of Hidalgo County Judge and the right man to represent all citizens and voters, women and men.

Do you want to get your facts from the MCAllen Monitor that requires political ads to prove their statements or a throw ...
02/26/2018

Do you want to get your facts from the MCAllen Monitor that requires political ads to prove their statements or a throw away paper that doesn't? Read Eloy's "fact checked" response to his opponent's negative attacks. Estoy con Eloy! (Note: You must download picture to read the print.)

Early Voting is underway!  For all the enthusiastic supporters that keep asking how to help the campaign, we make the fo...
02/24/2018

Early Voting is underway! For all the enthusiastic supporters that keep asking how to help the campaign, we make the following requests:
1. Vote Early and Vote Pulido!
2. Tell your family to Vote and Vote Pulido!
3. Tell Your Friends to Vote and Vote Pulido!
4. And Tell Everyone WHY you Voted Pulido!
5. Like, Share and Spread the Word on Facebook!
Help us elect a man who represents all the people! Estoy con Eloy!

Dozens and dozens of families and supporters turned out Sunday at Buchanans in Palmview for the Pulido Get Out the Vote ...
02/23/2018

Dozens and dozens of families and supporters turned out Sunday at Buchanans in Palmview for the Pulido Get Out the Vote Rally. Thank you Bobby Pulido and ROBERTO PULIDO Y LOS CLASICOS!

Well here we go again.  I’m sure by now you have seen the Junk advertisement that my opponent has started putting up aga...
02/23/2018

Well here we go again. I’m sure by now you have seen the Junk advertisement that my opponent has started putting up against me. It is done to try to justify his attempt to become the “Oldest” County Judge to be elected! So he begins his ad campaign by putting up fake numbers, false accusations and even worse, questioning my patriotism as a Vietnam era Veteran. Shame on you Richard Cortez! I don’t know how many deferments you received to keep from serving in Vietnam, but do not ever Question my Patriotism! By the way you have been the only outside auditor to audit Hidalgo County financial reports. Why is it that the only reports available online on Hidalgo County’s website are just to the last year that I served as County Judge? Did you hide them so you can make false accusations and no one has access to your false claims and prove that you’re just a big Liar? Well people know more about you than what you think! Have a good day!

02/22/2018

Roberto Pulido for Eloy: Estoy con Eloy!

Hidalgo County: V.O.T.E. . E.A.R.L.Y and . V.O.T.E. . P.U.L.I.D.O Polls open Tuesday Febrary 20th
02/19/2018

Hidalgo County: V.O.T.E. . E.A.R.L.Y
and . V.O.T.E. . P.U.L.I.D.O
Polls open Tuesday Febrary 20th

When I decided to run for Hidalgo County Clerk in 1994 and Hidalgo County Judge in 1998 my father Jose Pulido Sr. was wi...
02/18/2018

When I decided to run for Hidalgo County Clerk in 1994 and Hidalgo County Judge in 1998 my father Jose Pulido Sr. was with me every step of the way. My father passed away on May 25, 2003.

My father was a very smart man even though he only had a 3rd grade education. “Chune” as he was called by close friends and relatives, was a man of much wisdom.

My dad instilled in us that a man has only one thing that he can carry till the day he dies. That is his “Word”, or as we like to call it “La Palabra de Hombre”! He always said, “El hombre sin palabra no es Hombre”. That is something that I will always abide by till the day I Die! My Word is not negotiable and definitely not for Sale!

On to March 6th and “LET’S GET THIS THING DONE”!

Election Coverage from the Pharr Advance:What do you think the top three things should be of concern for the voters? Wha...
02/18/2018

Election Coverage from the Pharr Advance:

What do you think the top three things should be of concern for the voters? What do you think they are going to consider versus what do you think they should be looking at?

Eloy Pulido: “Well, I think that one of the top three issues that they definitely need to be looking at is are the taxes they’re paying. I think that’s what they’re going to be looking at. You know, in other words, who’s going to be more responsible with their tax dollars? Are we going to continue with the wasteful spending that has been been taking place for the last several years? Or are we going to change it? “My budget was $67.8 million the last year that I was county judge (2003). Now the county budget has ballooned to $208 million this past year. That’s a huge difference.

https://etypeservices.com/CurrentPDF.aspx?Magazine=205699&Company=Pharr1

The McAllen Monitor coverage of the January Hidalgo County Candidates Forum.  Pulido and Cortez clashed frequently durin...
02/16/2018
Democratic challengers face off in candidate forum

The McAllen Monitor coverage of the January Hidalgo County Candidates Forum. Pulido and Cortez clashed frequently during the forum especially on what Pulido called the excess spending by the County which includes the high priced plans for a new court house.

http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/article_4a5f899a-00c0-11e8-bb32-535b16fabae3.html

McALLEN — Local candidates in contested March 2018 democratic primary races faced off Tuesday night at the first forum open to the public.

Former Hidalgo County Judge Eloy Pulido answers the question:Why should voters elect you to this office? Hidalgo County ...
02/16/2018

Former Hidalgo County Judge Eloy Pulido answers the question:
Why should voters elect you to this office?

Hidalgo County deserves a full time County Judge with a PLAN and a Commitment to the people of the County. We need to immediately cut the tax rate by 10%, reduce waste and cut the budget by 10%, reevaluate the need, location and cost of a new courthouse, and make sure that the threat of a Health care district tax is never brought before the taxpayers again through the adequately funding the indigent health care program. All of this must be done immediately, and then more the next year. We have a skyrocketing County Budget of $208 M for the upcoming year - with property taxes rising dramatically every year as our appraised values increase, but no reduction in our tax rate, just more money into the General Fund for a bigger Budget. We have a proposed $154 Million Courthouse with very serious problems concerning location, cost, and the lack of proper/competitive procurement practices AND at a cost of $446 a sq ft. We also need to focus on economic development, attracting new industry and better higher paying jobs; we need to address our serious drainage problems and our high risk of flooding so we that we don't have a situation like Houston and Hurricane Harvey; we need to have citizen input and a transparent County Government when are committing this kind of tax payer money. My Plan and Promise to the citizens of Hidalgo County is to Lower Taxes 10% to 15% within the first two years, Cut the Budget/Reduce Wasteful Spending and Give Rebates back to taxpayers in an amount equal to any increase in taxes caused by increases in appraised property values. I am running to Get These Things Done - I have the experience to hit the ground running. These are some of my highest Priorities and what I have already promised the voters that I will do..

02/16/2018
The Man Makes the Hat

It’s not the hat that makes the man it’s the man that makes the hat. Former Hidalgo County Judge Eloy Pulido

Don’t forget to join us this Sunday at the GOTV RALLY!!All candidates are welcomed to join us See you there!
02/15/2018

Don’t forget to join us this Sunday at the GOTV RALLY!!
All candidates are welcomed to join us
See you there!

Mr. Pulido, what experience do you have that makes you the best candidate?I have been a program administrator my whole p...
02/15/2018

Mr. Pulido, what experience do you have that makes you the best candidate?

I have been a program administrator my whole professional life - which is what the job of County Judge actually is. It is not just overseeing the budget, it is administering a very large county with over 36 departments. It is about developing budgets and maintaining sound fiscal responsibility, but it is also administering the many programs that the County is responsible to provide. It is not like the job of a mayor or city commissioner, which according to the Texas Municipal League, have no administrative duties. In City Government, the administrative duties are vested in the City Manager.

I have done this - been responsible for administering large programs. County Government is large and complex. It must evolve in response to the changing needs of the communities. This includes developing new programs or restructuring current ones, constant interaction with Department heads and Municipal government and most importantly, with our citizens. As County Judge, I worked 12 to 15 hours a day. My door was always open to all.

Besides many years as an administrator, my degree is in Social Work - defined as "organized work directed toward the betterment of social conditions in the community." This is really the role of County Government and I have both the love of serving people and a proven track record as an effective administrator.

02/15/2018

Why are you seeking elective office?

Former Hidalgo County Judge Eloy Pulido continues to make daily appearances throughout the county.  Monday night promine...
02/14/2018

Former Hidalgo County Judge Eloy Pulido continues to make daily appearances throughout the county. Monday night prominent local Democrats hosted their preferred slate of candidates at the American Legion. Take note that @Chemo Palais proudly wearing a Pulido campaign button.

Estoy con Eloy!
02/14/2018

Estoy con Eloy!

02/13/2018
Ofelia de los Santos Endorses Pulido

Former Judge Eloy Pulido has long supported women's rights and issues in the Rio GrandeValley. One of the Valley's foremost womens leader, Ofelia de los Santos strongly endorses Eloy as the "Candidate of Faith."

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