By Juan Montoya
for a long time it has been known that Cameron County Democratic Chairperson Sylvia Perez-Garza has been contemplating making a run for the County District Clerk's office Aurora De la Garza will vacate in 2014.
In fact, recently retired Civil Cases Administrator Rosie Sotelo has already announced she will run for her boss's position on the 1024 Democratic primary.
It has also been known for a while that County Clerk Joe Rivera was behind the candidacy of Eric Garza, the current Criminal Cases Administrator.
Well, apparently Joe didn't know that the word about him supporting Eric Garza had reached Sylvia's ear when he sidled up[ to her and said she didn't have a chance against Cascos and that she should run for Aurora's spot against Eric Garza and Sotelo.
"The strategy was to split the women's vote and have Eric – his candidate – coast in for an easy victory," said a a court insider. "But he hadn't counted on the word of his support for Eric to get around that fast."
Now sources tell us that Perez-Garza is livid about the behind-the-scenes strategy that Rivera wanted to use to defeat her in the District Clerk race. The result?
It now appears that Rivera – who didn't have a Democratic opponent – will have the chairperson of the Democratic Party as an opponent.
"This is a turn of events Joe didn't expect," said our source. "Joe is in for the fight of his life as a result of what Sylvia found out."