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Saldana enters mayor’s race
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TRINITY – Trinity native Lois Saldana has announced she is a candidate for mayor in the May 8 Trinity City Council election. She is challenging longtime Mayor Lyle Stubbs for the two-year term in the local election. Saldana currently serves as an elected member of the Trinity Memorial Hospital District’s board of directors and said that as mayor, she plans to continue in her service to her community. “I’ve had a dram of my home town being better than it is and I feel, with the help of God, the public’s support and cooperation, we can all see a difference in our city,” she said. “This is not a one person task; it will take everybody knowing what’s going on and helping to reach the goal. I can’t promise the moon, but with all of us working together we will make a change. Pointing to her past employment and volunteer work, Saldana said she is known as a hard worker and a very determined person. She was the third Black person hired to work at the then Texas Department of Correction’s Goree Prison Unit. She obtained the rank of sergeant after working for one year with the prison system She also was employed by the Gulf Coast Trade Center and was named as an employee of the year by that agency. Saldana earned a degree is cosmology and a certificate in criminology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. She also helped create the Trinity-Houston County Nutrition Center – now called the Martin Senior Center – in Trinity. “I work and don’t play,” she said. “I’m determined to reach my potential in life.” Among her other activities is her eight years of service representing Trinity County on a 15-county health systems agency board along with the late Dr. Sam R. Barnes. She also worked for 25 years as an election judge with the late Sweet Carpenter and Helen Moulden. She has been a member of the Trinity Memorial Hospital District’s board for the past 23 years and has served for the past five years on the Trinity Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (TIEDC) board. Saldana has served as a substitute school teacher, is an organizer of local Juneteenth observances, serves on the Board of Needs for Trinity County and is a member of the Lone Star Baptist Church. “I will appreciate your support and vote,” she added.

 

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