I'm Ricka Tijerina.
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About Ricka Tijerina

I am proud to call Palmhurst home. To ensure a bright future, I will lead with a listening ear and a voice that speaks for all of Palmhurst. I will advocate for an innovative economy that creates high-paying jobs and generates revenue throughout Palmhurst’s business district. Strong police services, inclement weather preparedness, a City Hall that listens to residents, and a united effort to help provide access to emergency services will be at the top of my list of priorities if elected.

I've spent my entire career solving problems and coming up with solutions. As a lawyer advocating for my clients or as a public servant, I know that the best way to improve our community is to bring people together. I am a firm believer in innovation. I believe in the concept of unity. I believe that every resident should have their voice heard. In Palmhurst, our future is bright.

I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, and became a Palmhurst native at the age of 13. As a third-generation attorney, I knew from a young age that I wanted to help people just as I had seen my grandfather and uncle do in court. 

In 2017, I graduated cum laude from Hunter College in New York City with a double major degree in Political Science and Media Criticism and Analysis. From the start, I knew becoming that politics and making a change in my community was what I was meant to do. In order to better understand the gears that keep our democracy running, I began pursuing my law degree at the University of Houston Law Center.

While in law school, I gained firsthand courtroom experience through internships with the Southern District of Texas Federal Court and working throughout my last year at a criminal law firm.

Now an attorney, every day I work to find the most effective and efficient ways to solve legal problems. I understand that to best help clients, I must be there for them every step of the way.

As Mayor, I will be the voice for my constituents, and work to keep Palmhurst moving forward.

Ricka Tijerina

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