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Vallera enters Council race in District 3
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano
Add another candidate to the overstuffed District 3 City Council race. On Tuesday, third-generation Tamale House owner Jose Vallera filed his campaign treasurer appointment and application for placement on the ballot. Congressman Lloyd Doggett appointed Vallera to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where Vallera was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He served in Iraq in 2003. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Vallera went on to practice intellectual property law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. In 2012, he opened Tamale House East with his family. In a news release, Vallera promised to focus his campaign on affordable and equitable living, increasing opportunities for quality education, effective transportation solutions and public safety. Vallera’s candidacy brings the suspected number of candidates to 10 in District 3, though Vallera is only the fifth candidate to officially file for a place on the November ballot. The candidate filing deadline is Aug. 18. For ongoing coverage of all of the candidates, remember to visit the Hall Monitor.
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