Down in a border town in Texas with a population that hovers around 41,000 people, something pretty great happened. Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano was elected their mayor with a whopping 62 percent of the vote.
That’s progress in and of itself, but it gets even better. That’s because there was barely a mention of it when he wore high heels to march in the city’s Veteran’s Day parade last year. A single, lonely Facebook post from a political opponent attacked him.
“I’m not going to bow down. I am who I am. Accept me or not,” said the brand new mayor-elect.
And, at only 35, he even gets to lay claim to another town record as the youngest mayor in their town’s history. Not a small accomplishment in and of itself.
Below is a video of him moments before finding out his success in the election.