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Feb 17, 2012

Martin Galvez takes over P.U.P. Lake I

Martin Galvez

Today was nomination day across the country for anyone who intended to hold political office at the national level. The nominations were routine, minus the Lake Independence situation with Yolanda Schakron, who lost a bid for Lake Independence. But the nominee who rushed into the race at the close of the day is Martin Galvez. If you said Martin who? You aren’t the only one. Prior to today, Galvez had not expressed any interest in public office, but he will now champion the Peoples United Party’s cause in Lake Independence, replacing his sister. There were rumors that former P.U.P. minister Carlos Diaz would run in the area and he did put in his bid, but as an independent candidate. Galvez stepped in late this evening to replace Schakron and was successfully nominated just before the four o’clock deadline. The new P.U.P. Lake I. nominee is the father of Christopher Galvez, a teen who was gunned down in December of 2009. It is that youth’s death that propelled his aunt Yolanda into the Belizeans For Justice movement and her recent stint to attain public office. Perhaps it’s fate that the father of the slain youth is now propelled into the spotlight. He has appeared in the news on one other occasion when his vehicle was burnt during an arson attempt. But by all accounts Martin Galvez is humble and less of a firebrand than his sister Yolanda. So at this very late stage of the race, both Martin and Yolanda will be together on the short end of the campaign trail against Mark King for Lake Independence Area Representative.

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6 Responses for “Martin Galvez takes over P.U.P. Lake I”

  1. Lizeth says:

    I think mr. Martin running for lake i is good. I wish him the best.

  2. Lake I resident says:

    Martin exudes sincerity, unlike crazy headed, power hungry Mark King. Not even Dean Barrow like Mark King as we all know. Boting for Martin and Yolanda!

  3. Mr. Concerned says:

    I wish Mr. Galvez the best of luck. Yes the time is very short and I know the people of lake I will understand this unfortunate situation. Hope they will open their hearts to this gentleman and he will definitely do his best for Lake I. Vote Galvez for the PUP.

  4. justice says:

    DOG EAT UNU SUPPER MARK KING IN LAKE I.HE IS SO FRIGHTENED, AND BARROW WILL NOT GIVE HIM THE RIGHT POSITION OR SUPPORT TO HELP LAKE I,PLEASE THINK B4 U ALL MAKE A MISTAKE THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

  5. young voter says:

    well this seems so mixed up mein but we need a change i am so tired of this Borrow admin.

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