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Commissioner Pct. 1, Sofia Benavides

PCT1 Sofia Benavides
Sofia C. Benavides
County Commissioner Pct. 1
sofia.benavides@co.cameron.tx.us

Commissioner Benavides was born Sofia Estela Cornejo to Juan E. Cornejo and Esther Cavazos on December 28, 1950, in Brownsville, TX.  She attended Incarnate Word Academy until the 5th grade and finished her education in the Brownsville public school system.  Upon graduation in 1960, she started to work for the late County Judge Oscar C. Dancy.  She remained employed by Cameron County until 1981.  She was also employed at Texas Southmost College, as a driver education instructor with Benavides Driving School, and the Texas Department of Human Services-Food Stamp Division until September of 1990.

On September 24, 1990, she began her career with the U. S. Courts/Federal Probation Office as a Federal Probation Clerk.  She served in that capacity until she was appointed to serve the unexpired term of her late husband, Pedro “Pete” Benavides as Cameron County Commissioner Precinct 1.

She was sworn into office on November 20, 2006 and served as County Commissioner Precinct 1.  She ran for office in 2008 and was elected.  She began her term on January 1, 2009.

Commissioner Benavides and her late husband owned and operated the first commercial driving school in Brownsville and raised 5 children; Pedro Jr., Mary Esther, Jesus, Veronica and Gloria.  She is the proud grandmother of Michael Eli Mata and Sofia Alejandra Garcia.

Cameron County Pedro “Pete” Benavides County Park Mountain Bike Trail

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Cameron County Pedro “Pete” Benavides County Park Sports Equipment

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Cameron County Amphitheater and Event Center

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Debris Removal of the Paso Real Drainage Improvement Special Project

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Ben Brite Care Partner Dia de los Muertos - October 2023

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Toy Giveaway - December 2023

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Turkey Giveaway

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Cameron County Interactive Pct Map

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STAFF

PCT1 Patricia Matamoros
Patricia “Pati” Matamoros
Administrative Assistant
Email: PMatamoros@co.cameron.tx.us
PCT1 Rosemary Aldrete Lee
Rosemary Aldretelee
Office Coordinator
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Veronica de Lafuente
Community Outreach Coordinator
Email: veronica.delafuente@co.cameron.tx.us

Precinct 1 Office:

1100 E. Monroe Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Ph: (956) 574-8167
Fax: (956) 544-0820

Precinct 1 Public Works Warehouse:

2050 S. Browne Ave.,
Brownsville, Texas 78521
Ph: (956) 574-8171
Janette.Serrata01@co.cameron.tx.us


Temporary and Intermittent Road Delay of a Portion of State Hwy 4 for Friday, May 17, 2024, between 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


Temporary and Intermittent Road Delay of a Portion of State Hwy 4 for Sunday, May 19, 2024, between 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


Temporary and Intermittent Road Delay of a Portion of State Hwy 4 for Monday, May 20, 2024, between 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

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