McAllen, Texas – Orlando “OJ” Esquivel is proud to announce that he has officially filed for a place on the ballot for Judge of the Hidalgo County 430th District Court in the March 2024 Primary Election. The required paperwork and filing fee were submitted to the Hidalgo County Democratic Party at its “Filing Frenzy” event held in McAllen on Saturday, November 11, 2023, the first official day to file in Texas for candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the primary ballot in March.
After initially announcing his intent to run for the position in June 2023, Esquivel has been steadily gaining traction and amassing support throughout Hidalgo County. Esquivel has been attending community events, meeting with residents and families, and sharing his background, experience, and qualifications that make him the ideal candidate for the job.
“After announcing my campaign during the summer, my team and I have been working diligently to ensure that we are getting my name and my message out to the community, so that Hidalgo County residents familiarize themselves with my upbringing, my career-long service as a prosecutor and advocate for justice, and my desire to serve the community in this capacity as Judge of the 430th District Court,” said Esquivel.
“We hit the ground running and we’re excited at this next step in the campaign as we ramp up our efforts leading up to the primary election in March,” he added.
Hidalgo County’s 430th District Court is a general jurisdiction court that gives preference to family violence and criminal matters, according to the Texas Government Code.
About OJ Esquivel
Esquivel hails from Mission, Texas, graduated from Mission High School, and went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He received a full scholarship to Texas Tech Law School and upon entering the Texas Bar, Esquivel began his career in public service as an Assistant District Attorney for Hidalgo County. He worked his way up from the Misdemeanor Division to the Felony Division and was promoted to Chief Felony Prosecutor by former Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez. In all, Esquivel’s entire legal career has been in public service at the District Attorney’s Office, a combined total of more than 20 years.
The Primary Election is in March 2024. For more information on this campaign, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ojesquivelfor430th.