One at-large and Districts 1 and 3 seats up for election

By the filing deadline of 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, a total of six individuals had filed for place on the ballot for the Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents November election. Three seats––which include one at-large, District 1 and District 3 seats––will be listed on the Nov. 6 election ballot.

On the DMC Board of Regents, five regents represent specific geographic districts while four serve at-large. The Del Mar College District includes all the area in the Calallen, Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso Independent School Districts. Candidates will draw for their place on the ballotMonday, Aug. 27, at noon in the Isensee Board Room, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East Campus.

Candidates for District 1 (6-year term)

Gabriel Rivas, III

P.O. Box 5065

Corpus Christi TX  78465

(361) 883-8970

Ofelia Chavez

3633 Sobey Drive

Corpus Christi TX 78408

(361) 444-5009

Candidate for District 3 (6-year term)

Elva Estrada

4805 FM 1889

Robstown TX 78380

(361) 742-2518

Candidates for At-large (6-year term)

Guy Watts

4237 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi TX 78411

(361) 244-5074

Sandra Longoria Messbarger

14901 Windward Drive #201

Corpus Christi TX 78418

(361) 949-2179

Hector “Coach” Salinas

522 Ronson Drive

Corpus Christi TX 78412

(361) 944-3762

Rivas, Estrada and Messbarger are currently serving on the Del Mar College Board of Regents. A map of the Del Mar College Single Member Districts and list of the voting precincts included in each district are available under the heading District Map at