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Family of Deceased Justice of the Peace Looks to Fulfill His Dying Wish: Re-Election

Alicia Neaves
NewsWest 9

PECOS COUNTY - The family of Freddie Lujan, former Pecos County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 is looking to fulfill his dying wish. They want to re-elect him as justice of the peace.

Freddie Lujan lost the battle to cancer back in August, but his name will still be on the November ballot running for Justice of the Peace for Precincts 1, 2, 7 and 10.

If he wins, this election will make history.

"Very few times has a dead man been re-elected. We had a district judge that was reelected here one time after he was deceased," Republican Chairman for Pecos County, Delmon Hodges, said.

"His last wishes were to win this election coming up and we want to push that as far as trying to get him a win and fulfill his wish," Freddie Lujan's brother, Alonzo Lujan, said.

Freddie Lujan served nearly the entire four years of his first term as the Pecos County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1.

His goal was to keep going until he couldn't work anymore.

"He did a lot and worked his way to where he got to. His following step as I talked with him through the years was, one day, he wanted to become a state representative, but he didn't make it," Lujan said.

Now the family is campaigning, so on November 4, their brother will get his wish.

The county says this is a possibility since the proper paperwork was filed.

"He decided to run for office, so he came by the office and got the necessary papers and requirements to file and paid his fee. Last time and this time, too," Hodges said.

Lujan also survived past the cut-off date to be eligible to run on the ballot.

What will happen is, if he is elected, the county will appoint his replacement from the Republican Party.

"He did an excellent job. He was a first class citizen and county official," Hodges said.

Those who worked with Freddie Lujan on a daily basis said he simply did his job right.

The family hopes, with the public's support, their brother's dream will make history.

"I miss him a lot, but come November 4th, I know that I'll fulfill his dream. Win or lose," Lujan said.

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