As Texans brace for the impact of President Trump’s irresponsible policies on education, immigration, trade and our economy, we need a bold and honest leader to defend El Paso’s interests in Washington. County Judge Veronica Escobar is that leader. Join us in calling on Veronica to run for the 16th Congressional District of Texas!
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In 2018, we have the opportunity to make history and elect Texas’ first Latina congresswoman. Join our movement to draft Veronica to represent El Paso in Washington.
Bold and honest, Veronica is the leader El Paso deserves.
“It’s about time we have a tough Tejana in Congress. Veronica has been a champion for El Pasoans, and she has not hesitated to stand up to President Trump’s bullying. As Latino Victory continues in its mission to grow Latino representation in politics, we need strong leaders like Veronica to lead the way.”
– Eva Longoria, Latino Victory co-founder.
“Judge Escobar has fought corruption in the county courthouse and won. She’s fearless and principled. We need that in the U.S. Congress now more than ever.”
– U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke
“Veronica is a proven leader with the necessary grit and tenacity to make Washington work. As a Texan, I would be honored to serve with Veronica. I’m proud to join Latino Victory in urging her to run.”
– U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro
“At a time when our community is under attack by our own state government with racist anti-immigrant laws like SB-4, we need a strong Latina to go to Washington and fight for El Paso. We can’t afford to sit on the sidelines anymore while Trump puts our democracy in peril. Veronica has proven to have the right judgement to lead and represent our community. There is no one better than her to run to represent El Paso.”
– Texas Representative César Blanco
“[Veronica’s] support for local hospitals has helped ensure El Pasoans can receive quality medical care close to home.”
– Taylor Moreno, Latino Victory National Committee member and a fifth generation El Pasoan.
“I know young voters are looking for strong, progressive representatives who understand them and understand the political climate, and I have no doubt that she’s the candidate for us.”
– Grace Parra, Comedia and Texas native.
“We need voices like Veronica’s in Congress that will stand up for justice and equality.”
– Sylvia Garcia, Texas State Senator.
“There’s no one better suited to represent the people of El Paso than Veronica. She understands the challenges facing the district and has a proven track record of honesty, fairness, and fighting for families. As county judge, she worked to improve access to health care, raise the minimum wage, and enact reforms for good governance. Veronica would take the fight to Washington. That’s why we’re recruiting her.”
– Cristobal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Fund and a native of El Paso.
A native of El Paso, Veronica Escobar has dedicated her career to improving the lives of people in her community. In 2010, the residents of El Paso elected Veronica to serve as county judge. As the chief administrator of the sixth largest county in Texas, Veronica has reformed local government to improve efficiency and transparency, eliminate corruption, and ensure its responsiveness to residents’ needs. She played a key role in the establishment of the El Paso County Ethics Commission, the only county commission of its kind in the State of Texas.
Veronica has been a progressive voice on other fronts. She fought to improve access to health care for the county’s working- and middle-class families, helped increase the minimum wage, and extended domestic partner benefits to the families of LGBT county employees.
Like many El Pasoans, Veronica has roots on both sides of the border and understands the importance of maintaining and strengthening U.S.-Mexico relations. As border towns brace for the impact of President Trump’s immigration and trade policies, Veronica has pushed back against his dangerous agenda. In a recent Op-Ed in The New York Times, Veronica called out the Administration’s ignorance of the deep economic ties between Texas and Mexico and how these policies would hurt El Pasoans.
Before entering public service, Veronica worked at El Paso Community College, University of Texas – El Paso, and several non-profit organizations. She has also been involved with local civic organizations, including Community Scholars, the Border Network for Human Rights, the Border Fair Housing and Economic Justice Center, the Hispanic Leadership Institute, and the Women’s Political Action Committee of El Paso.
Veronica is currently serving her second term as El Paso County Judge. She lives in Central El Paso with her husband, Michael, and is mother to two college-aged children.
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