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Midland Voters Elect First Hispanic Mayor in City History

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The City of Midland made history on Tuesday night.

Voters elected Jerry Morales for Mayor.

He's the first Hispanic Mayor in the city's history.

Morales won't take over the job until January but he is already looking at tackling some of the city's problems. 

"We know that traffic congestion is still a major issue. New and improved roads, housing, water. People are very concerned about future water. For me, it's really important that citizens know that we are going to have a well planned community, that we are a business friendly community," Morales said.

Current Mayor Wes Perry is working with Morales.

Perry decided not to run for re-election. 

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