McAllen Citizens League

Purpose: The McAllen Citizens League was formed to engage in educational and informative undertakings; more particularly to inform the citizenry of McAllen by sponsoring lectures on current affairs, including open forum discussions of civic matters, history, and other current topics as applied to problems of the day. This organization is non-sectarian and non-partisan. No candidate for public office shall be endorsed by it. Meetings: The McAllen Citizens League meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, September through May for a luncheon meeting. There are no meeting held in the month of November. In December the meeting is on different date during the month. Having lunch is optional and the public is always invited.

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October 26 Meeting

Keith Patridge, President of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation will be the guest speaker at the McAllen Citizens League noon luncheon. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday October 26 at the Salvation Army Center on 23rd Street at Pecan in McAllen. “We are currently facing some challenges with declining sales tax revenue”, said Christopher Julian President of the League. “We hope Keith will give us a ray of sunshine”, Julian added.
The meeting is open to the public with lunch available for $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. For more information on the League go to www.McAllenCitizensLeague.org.

April 27th Meeting

The McAllen Citizens League will host the contested McAllen City Commission race at its noon lunch meeting on Thursday April 27. Both candidates for District 2, Incumbent Trey Pebley and challenger Joaquin Zamora, have confirmed their attendance. “This will be the last political forum we’ll host prior to the May 6th election,” said Christopher Julian, League President. The League’s forum format allows each candidates two minute opening comments then a one follow-up/ rebuttal. After all candidates have spoken, questions from League members will be asked.
The meeting is open to the public and lunch is available for $12 for members & $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. Go to www.McAllenCitizensLeague.org for more information.

March 23rd meeting

The McAllen Citizens League will host the McAllen ISD Board of Trustees Candidates during its noon luncheon meeting on Thursday March 23. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Center on North 23rd Street & Pecan in McAllen.
“This is the second of three Political Forums planned before the May election”, said Christopher Julian, President of the League.
All school board candidates have been invited to this forum. This includes Place 3 candidates Debbie Crane Aliseda, Mark Dougherty & Raul A. Moreno, Place 6, Larry Esparza & Homer Martinez & Place 7 Lynse Guerra & Sam Saldivar, Jr.
The Leagues forum format allows each candidate a 2 minute opening comments and a 1 minute follow up after all candidates have spoken. Then questions from League members only will be asked.
The meeting is open to the public and lunch is available for $12 for members & $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. Go to www.McAllenCitizensLeague.org for more information.

Next Meeting: 04/23/2015

City Commission Candidates

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McAllen, TX

The candidates for the contested seats of The McAllen City Commission will speak at The McAllen Citizens League noon meeting on Thursday April 23rd. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Center on 23rd street and Pecan in McAllen.

“Although we devoted the entire February meeting to the candidates of the Special Election for the District 1 seat, we will include the run-off candidates, Debbie Aliseda and Richard Cortez, in this forum”, said Christopher Julian, President of the League.

The other candidates to speak at this meeting are District 5 incumbent John Ingram and challenger Eli Olivarez and District 6 incumbent Veronica Whitacre and challenger Eduardo De La Rosa.

The McAllen Citizens League meeting is open to the public with lunch available for $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Membership in the League is only $10 per year. Go to www.McAllenCitizensLeague.org for more information on the League.