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The 2022 midterm election drew about 165,000 voters in El Paso County, about a third of registered voters. Here’s what they decided.
3 City Council races headed to runoff; Salcido re-elected
The runoff in District 1 started with a sharp attack on Brian Kennedy by Analisa Cordova Silverstein. Voters in Districts 6 and 8 also will return to the polls in December.
Voters approve $272 million for streets, parks and climate plans
City of El Paso voters approved three bond propositions on the ballot, with most of the funding going toward street repairs.
O’Rourke loses governor’s race to Abbott
Beto O’Rourke came up short for the second time in four years in an effort to become the first El Pasoan ever elected to statewide office.
Incumbents Veronica Escobar, Tony Gonzales win reelection to Congress
U.S. Reps. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, and Tony Gonzales, R-San Antonio, easily won reelection to another two years in Congress.
Samaniego, Coronado win their El Paso County races
County Judge Ricardo Samaniego easily won a second term; Democrat Sergio Coronado defeated Republican Blanca Trout for Commissioner Precinct 4.
Canutillo school voters reject major bond issue, select 3 trustees
The $264.1 million bond, which would have funded a new middle school, campus renovations and security upgrades, failed by more than 60% of the vote.
Democrats win in El Paso’s contested judicial races
Democrat Lisa Soto defeated Republican Jeff Alley for an appellate judgeship in the 2022 midterm election; Beto Enriquez won an Upper Valley justice of the peace race.