Orange Walk North Area representative, Gaspar Vega previously announced that he would not seek re-election. It is not expected that he will contest the next general elections and word is that at least two men, Dr. Homero Novelo and Ravell Gonzalez are considering replacing Vega for the UDP. PUP Leader John Briceno says it does not matter who it is, Ramon ‘Monchi’ Cervantes will be successful in the 2020 general elections.
John Briceno, Opposition Leader: “I don’t think he has resigned yet but there has been a lot of speculation that he will resign but I don’t know.”
Reporter: I believe two persons Romero Novelo and Ravei Gonzalez are trying to take that area under the red banner; what’s your thoughts on that? We know Gonzalez has pass political at the Town Council there, what’s your thought on that factor?
John Briceno, Opposition Leader: “Well if we go by his record in the Town Council which was not a good one. God help the good people of Orange Walk North but to us it doesn’t matter who runs. Monchi Cervantes from Mount Cervantes Jr. has been doing an exceptional job in Orange Walk North and whosoever he takes on he is going to defeat and I support Monchi Cervantes %100 and I have every confidence that he will be next year representative for Orange Walk North.”
For the March 7 elections, we saw Vega actively campaigning and escorting voters to the polling stations.