For the past two decades, Amando Vidal has served as the Pct. 4 Constable.
Elected in 2000, Vidal is now seeking a sixth term in the office and is asking voters to consider his experience and dedication to his precinct in the March Democratic Primary Election.
“I don’t think I have finished helping the people of this county,” Vidal said. “And I still want to continue doing it.”
Born and raised in Kingsville, Vidal joined the U.S. Army in 1963. He continued with the National Guard for 13 years and joined the Kingsville Police Department in 1974, working his way from patrolman to lieutenant.
Vidal later joined the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office under Adan Munoz and served as a lieutenant, captain and chief deputy with the next three sheriffs. He then was employed as a deputy constable with former Pct. 4 Constable Sam Garcia for a couple of years.
“And then he decided to run for sheriff,” Vidal said. “So I ran for constable. He didn’t make it, but I did.”
Vidal said during his 20 years as constable, he has enjoyed serving the people in his precinct and is ready to continue serving them for another term.
“I like being able to help people,” he said.
Vidal said he has 2,050 continuing education hours in law enforcement and holds a Master Peace Officer license along with numerous commendations.
“I think my experience speaks for itself,” he said. “Forty-something years in law enforcement and 20 years as constable. I think that should tell the people that I’m qualified for this job.”