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Ben De Leon of Solido announces candidacy for Rio Grande City Commissioner

The frontman for the Grammy-winning group is running for public office.

Photo: Benjamin De Leon for RGC Commissioner – Place 1 Facebook

Grupo Solido frontman Ben De Leon announced his candidacy for Place 1 as Rio Grande City Commissioner as the Grammy winner filed to run for public office on Thursday (Feb. 17).

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“I believe it is time for me to give back and serve the community that has given me so much,” De Leon said in the statement. “I strongly believe I am a candidate that can relate with the everyday person in Río Grande, ‘Soy del barrio.’ I stand with the people who want a solid future for our community.”

De Leon has been the frontman for Solido since the band debuted in 2000. After over 20 years and more than a dozen successful albums later, Solido remains at the top of their game, winning a GRAMMY Award for Best Tejano Album with their debut album Nadie Como Tu in 2001 and a Latin Grammy for Best Tejano Album in 2015 with Sentimientos. The group’s latest album, Incomparable, received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Tejano Album.

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