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Welcome to the El Paso Matters voters guide for the July 14, 2020, Republican and Democratic runoff elections in El Paso County.

Voters frequently express concerns that they don’t have enough information about candidates. This guide is meant to serve as an introduction to the candidates.

El Paso Matters is focusing on local races in our voters guide, but the July 14 ballot also includes runoff elections for several state offices. For statewide races, we recommend the voters guide produced by the League of Women Voters of Texas.

 

Under Texas law, runoff elections are necessary when no candidate receives a majority of votes cast in a primary. If you voted in the March 3 primary, you can only vote in the runoff for the party you chose then. If you are registered to vote and didn’t cast a ballot March 3, you can choose to vote in either the Republican or Democratic runoff. 

 

Here is a sample ballot for the Democratic runoff.

Here is a sample ballot for the Republican runoff.

If you have any questions about the election process, go to the El Paso County Elections Department website or call them at 915-546-2154.

Follow our latest Election News here.

Registration deadline – The last day to register to vote for the runoff election is June 15.

Early Voting – Early voting for the July 14 runoff is June 29 to July 10. 

Where to vote early –  Here are the early voting sites for the runoff. You can vote at whatever location is most convenient.

Vote by mail – Some Texans can vote by mail. To cast a mail ballot, you must meet one of these criteria: age 65 or over; disabled; be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible. The deadline to apply for a mail ballot is July 2.

Election Day – If you vote on Election Day July 14, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you vote on July 14, you must do so at your assigned neighborhood precinct. Here are the Election Day polling places.

Voting safely – COVID-19 cases have grown rapidly just as early voting begins for the runoff. Learn more about how to vote safely.

Candidate Profiles

We sent questionnaires to all candidates in contested primary races in El Paso County and gave candidates at least two weeks to respond. We emailed the questionnaires to email addresses the candidates provided when filing for their office. We sent several reminders when we didn’t get responses, even after deadlines passed. We were able to obtain responses from a vast majority of candidates. We asked the candidates to limit responses to 100 words. Responses are lightly edited for grammar.

Democrats

383rd District Judge

What the job entails: This judge presides over family law cases such as divorces, child custody and protective orders.

Who can vote: All registered voters in El Paso County.



CandidatePhotoBackgroundHave you ever been arrested? If so, what was the outcome of the charge?Have you ever been sued? If so, what was the outcome of the lawsuit?How would you deal with family problems associated with neglect?How would you address root causes of family instability, such as drug and alcohol abuse, depression, etc.?Why are you the best candidate in this race?
Lyda Ness-GarciaAge: 48 Education: University of Michigan BA English Literature and Creative Writing; University of Texas School of Law JD Occupation: Attorney and Counselor at Law Political experience: Active member of the El Paso Democratic party, highly involved in our community, local government, and community organizing for multiple social causes including Women’s Rights, Immigration, Gun Reform, and LGBTQIA rights.NoYes. The lawsuits were resolved by agreement.Neglect is a common and complex cause of maltreatment. There isn’t one root cause and the families impacted often have a deep mistrust of the judicial system. Earning trust by treating families with respect and worth is critical to successful resolutions of these cases. Offering resources to parents who may otherwise lack them allows parents to reclaim the narrative after coping with poverty, lack of support system, limited parenting skills, mental health issues, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Providing access to services like mentorship, early childhood/parent education and mental health treatment is paramount to protecting a child’s best interest.A court should set a climate where mental health and substance abuse issues are destigmatized so that parents are willing to access help. Substance abuse and mental health issues are often intertwined. Addressing the underlying cause effectively allows for successful treatment. Children innately want to be with their parents, no matter the severity of abuse or neglect. A judge should help maintain family bonds while ensuring the wellbeing and safety of the children. I would continue to work outside the Courtroom advocating for increased resources, policies, legislative changes, and support services to help meet the needs of El Paso families.I’m the only candidate who exclusively practices family law, focusing solely on the type of cases this court presides over. I’m also the only child welfare law specialist, currently serving as an advisory attorney on the Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission. These cases deserve someone who specializes solely in high conflict and complex family law cases and has the unique experience of being a child advocate in court for over 20 years. I have the empathy, experience and knowledge of the law, which is essential to successfully reducing the backlog, while ensuring a fair and just process for families.Democrat
Lucila FloresAge: Didn’t respond Education: Bel Air High School; The University of Texas at El Paso, BA, Political Science -Major, History- Minor; St. Mary’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor Occupation: Attorney, currently Assistant County Attorney, El Paso County Attorney’s Office Political experience: In 2012, I ran for Judge of the 388th District Court and lost in the runoff election.NoNoFirst off, I know that family dynamics are complex. There is no one size fits all solutions for these types of problems, but there are definitely groups and agencies in our community that can help address those issues. I would direct the parents in those families to the various agencies in El Paso that are set up to help. Working with Child Protective Services has given me a unique perspective into this issue. There are numerous agencies in town set up specifically to help the adults and the children in these families with these types of problems.I would use the same approach as the one I’ve outlined above to address these problems. Agencies such as Emergence, El Paso Behavioral, Aliviane and Trinity, to name a few, as well as various other agencies and therapists in our community, are currently set up to address these problems. However, I recognize that a Judge can only do so much to address these issues. Ultimately it will be the individual who either avails themselves of these services or not. Even in cases where a Judge orders individuals to participate in services with these agencies to help address those issues, that individual has to take responsibility for themselves if they want to get help.I’m the best candidate for this race because I have a wide variety of experience I can draw on when ruling on family law cases. I understand what it is to be a private practitioner, but I have also focused most of my legal career on public interest law and public service. I have represented people in divorces, child custody matters, child support matters, and adoptions. I also have a good grasp of the dynamics of family violence and have worked with Child Protective Services as both an attorney in private practice representing children and parents and as an Assistant County Attorney representing CPSDemocrat

388th District Judge

What the job entails: This judge presides over family law cases such as divorces, child custody and protective orders.

Who can vote: All registered voters in El Paso County.



CandidatePhotoBackgroundHave you ever been arrested? If so, what was the outcome of the charge?Have you ever been sued? If so, what was the outcome of the lawsuit?How would you deal with family problems associated with neglect?How would you address root causes of family instability, such as drug and alcohol abuse, depression, etc.?Why are you the best candidate in this race?
Marlene GonzalezAge: 65 Education: Doctorate of Jurisprudence (Interamerican University of Puerto Rico); Master of Arts Labor Relations with Honors (University of Puerto Rico); Bachelor of Arts with Honors (University of Puerto Rico). Occupation: Attorney Political Experience: I am lifelong Democrat. Prior to this election, I ran in two races on the Democratic ticket.NoNoThe question as posed is too broad. As we know, courts can be neglectful, public servants can be neglectful, institutions families turn to can be neglectful. However, in the case of child neglect: Generally, if child neglect exists, it is reported to the Texas Department of Family and Child Protective Services (CPS). CPS has a duty to investigate all reported cases involving child neglect. If evidence of child abuse is found, CPS refers the case for prosecution. The prosecutors may, depending on the nature of the neglect, file a lawsuit, in the proper court, and initiate parental termination procedures, in appropriate cases.From the perspective of a judicial candidate, I cannot just say what is the root cause of family instability and whether family instability is related to any one specific factor. Family instability is caused by many factors or stressors, such as the lack of coping techniques and lack of support. Family instability in of itself may lead an individual seeking an easy escape to turn to drugs and/or alcohol. In other instances, there may be mental health issues. I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist who can identify the specific causes of family instability.I am the best candidate in this race because my personal convictions to do right, my experience, and my passion distinguish me and set me apart from my opponents running for the 388th Court. I am ethical, hard-working, and compassionate. I have a reputation of being a person of high moral values. These values have sustained me throughout my successful career. My work ethic has engrained in me the essential function of a Judge to always be fair and objective. Through my experience, I have learned how to overcome obstacles and to remain calm during challenging times and difficult cases.Democrat
Laura StrathmannAge: 51 Education: Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from UTEP; Masters of Business Administration from St. Mary's University; JD from Texas Wesleyan University. Occupation: Judge of the 388th Judicial District (Family) Court Political Experience: Judge of the 388th Judicial District Court; currently working on family law legislation for military service members; past Vice-President of Westside Democrats; member of all the Democratic organizations in El Paso; Board of Directors for the League of Women VotersNoNoI would ask the questions necessary to understand the root of the problem and then acquire the help necessary for the family to address the issues for a long term, complete solution to give the child(ren) a safe, stable environment.Drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and the like are often the root causes of neglect therefore I would approach such issues the same as neglect, I would find the root of the problem and help the person get the help they need through a treatment program or counselling (which are often offered at a significantly reduced, if not free of charge, cost when court ordered). The lives of the people around a child directly affect the child. It is of utmost importance that we recognize the influence all individuals involved in a child's life has on the child.I am the best candidate in this race because I have run the court compassionately and efficiently. I care about the families that are going through difficult times and help them find resolution and new direction. Most of all, I work for the children and their best interest by ensuring safety and stability in their lives. Each case is considered individually and the proper course of action is determined according to that family’s circumstance. I do not rush cases through the court and I do not let them linger, each case is handled so that justice is served.Democrat

District attorney

What the position entails: According to the Texas Association of Counties, the district attorney analyzes and gathers evidence to determine if there are grounds for criminal prosecution of cases within their districts and presents cases at trial.

Who can vote: Registered voters in El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth counties.



CandidatePhotoBackgroundHave you ever been arrested? If so, what was the outcome of the charge?Have you ever been sued? If so, what was the outcome of the lawsuit?How will you approach reducing gun violence in El Paso County?Why are you the best candidate to handle the prosecution of the Walmart massacre cases?How would you handle prosecution of cases involving less than an ounce of marijuana?What additional services for crime victims would you implement if elected?How many felony cases have you taken to trial, either as a prosecutor or defense attorney?
Yvonne RosalesAge: 48 Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas El Paso; Juris Doctor, St. Mary's School of Law Occupation: Criminal and Family Law Attorney. (Approximately four years of experience as a prosecutor, including felony prosecution.) Political experience: Candidate for District Attorney, 34th Judicial District of Texas, 2016NoNoAll cases in which firearms are used to threaten or inflict bodily injury will be personally supervised by me, in order to ensure consistent and strict prosecution. I believe this will have a deterrent effect.Chief Allen and Sheriff Wiles are not expected to be first responders; instead, they serve as the guiding force of their agencies. Similarly, the District Attorney must serve El Paso County (along with Hudspeth and Culberson counties) as the administrator of the District Attorney's Office. Such a leader must put the interests of the community ahead of self-aggrandizement, and I will employ the best available trial lawyers to handle all serious cases, especially the Walmart case. The most experienced team of 3-4 attorneys (to match the number of defense counsel) will try the case, under my direct supervision.Given the requirements of the new hemp statute, it would be unjust to prosecute cases involving cannabis before there is an ability to test for THC content by law enforcement laboratories, because we should not be charging people with criminal offenses we cannot prove. Therefore, I will postpone prosecution of marijuana and THC cases until that capability exists. Beyond that, I will coordinate with Chief Allen and the Sheriff on whether they want to utilize a cite-and-release program, and will expand the current First Chance Program into a true first-time offender program, without the innumerable exclusions that currently exist.I will develop and implement a program in coordination with UTEP, in which LPC graduate students work with crime victims, especially in preparation for and during trials of cases, to provide skilled counseling support during such stressful times. (Currently, the District Attorney uses Victims Assistance personnel who have no counseling or social services degrees.) Additionally, as is being done in 26 other states, I will also obtain grants for the use of therapy dogs to sit next to victims during trial testimony, since family members are often outcry witnesses and are therefore prohibited from being in the courtroom.I have practiced criminal law for nearly 20 years, including having worked as a felony prosecutor, and have never thought it important to keep a numeric count of my felony trials, because my focus has been on service to my clients and to the community rather than self-aggrandizement. I would guess that my numbers are equivalent to other criminal law practitioners with similar levels of experience.Democrat
James Montoya-Current Homicide ProsecutorAge: 29 Education: B.A., Political Science, George Washington University; J.D., George Washington University Law School Occupation: Assistant District Attorney, El Paso County; assigned to the Special Crimes Unit since 2014, responsible for prosecuting homicides and major violent crime Political experience: I have never run for office. I have previously volunteered for multiple campaigns.NoYes, only in an official capacity. Carl Lamb, a man I prosecuted for solicitation of capital murder, sued me. While incarcerated in the El Paso County Jail, he tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife.He was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. After his trial, he sued myself and the detectives that worked his case in federal court. The case was dismissed in 2017 with prejudice for being a frivolous lawsuit and failure to state a claim.I will create a Crime Strategies section within the DA’s Office to increase data collection and analysis to shape prosecution priorities. I believe an analysis of gun violence here in El Paso would reflect what it has in other cities – gun violence can largely be attributed to a small number of high-risk and repeat offenders, including gang members and domestic violence offenders. Once those offenders are identified, I intend to pursue a policy of “focused deterrence.” I will also lobby the Legislature to increase the unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic violence offender from a class A misdemeanor to a felony.I am the only candidate that has worked on the Walmart case and has substantive experience prosecuting homicides. In the past six years, I have worked on over 100 murder cases, including 25 murder and capital murder jury trials. I am the only candidate that has close working relationships with the police officers and detectives who investigated the case, the victim advocates who staffed the Reunification Center and continue to guide victims’ families through the court process, and the prosecutors currently working on the case. I am the best candidate because I bring continuity and stability where it is most essential.I will expand the existing First Chance Program, which currently has limited enrollment, to a more encompassing Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program patterned largely off Harris County. When officers encounter a person possessing a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, they will confiscate the marijuana and issue a summons directing the person to appear at Pre-Trial Services. Upon completion of a cognitive decision-making class and payment of an administrative fee, the case will be dismissed without a formal arrest. If the marijuana was located and confiscated because the person committed a separated offense, only the separate offense will be prosecutedKeeping victims informed of the status of their case and services available to them will continue to be the highest priority. Because the trial process intimidates many victims, I will establish after hours orientation sessions so that victims can become familiarized to the courtroom and the process of testifying. For non-citizen victims, I will adopt a policy that U-visa certifications be completed as expeditiously as possible. Finally, I would like to explore different models of restorative justice with the hope of establishing a pilot program for misdemeanor offenses that would allow for direct victim-offender mediation for interested victims.I have tried 41 felony jury trials, 25 of which have been murder or capital murder prosecutions. Some of my most notable trials have the 1976 murder of Army Major Chester Garrett, a decorated Vietnam veteran, who was killed by his wife and step-son; the 2014 murder of Gerardo Luna in the basement of one of Billy Abraham’s dilapidated buildings; the Christmas Eve 2014 drunk driving crash that killed Isaiah and Joshua Deal and Shannon Del Rio; the 2015 murder of EPCC professor William Wolff, who was killed by his father-in-law; and the 2016 murder of Christian Jorjorian in the Calle Parque neighborhood.Democrat

County Commissioner Precinct 3

What the position entails: According to the Texas Association of Counties, the county commissioner is responsible for roads and bridges within their precinct and makes policy-making budget decisions. Four commissioners, elected from a quarter of the county’s population, serve along with the county judge on the Commissioners Court.

Who can vote: All registered voters in Precinct 3, which includes the Lower Valley and parts of Central and East El Paso. See a map here or call the county elections office at 915-546-2154 to confirm that you can vote in this race.

CandidatePhotoBackgroundHave you ever been arrested? If so, what was the outcome of the charge?Have you ever been sued? If so, what was the outcome of the lawsuit?Do you support further increasing salaries for the county judge and county commissioners?What efficiencies in county government would you support to minimize the need for tax increases?What steps would you support as county commissioner to increase income levels in El Paso County?What new steps would you take to improve county services to unincorporated areas of the county, particularly in Precinct 3?Much of the county's budget goes to the criminal justice system. How would you control costs for that system while also ensuring public safety
Vincent "Vince" PerezAge: 38 Education: Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Master of Arts in International Law and Government, Georgetown University Occupation: County Commissioner, Precinct 3 Political experience: County Commissioner, Precinct 3 2013-present; Chairman, El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board (2014-2015 & 2019-present); Chairman, El Paso Central Appraisal District (January 2020-present and Vice Chair, Secretary & Member 2014-January 2020); El Paso County Justice Leadership Coordinating Council (2019-present); Communications Director, United States House of Representatives (2008-2011); Legislative Aide (2007-2008)NoNoNo. Under state law, the Commissioners Courts of all 254 counties in Texas are required to set the annual salary of all county elected officials including County Court at Law Judges, Associate Judges, County Judge and Commissioners, Sheriff, County Attorney, District Clerk, County Clerk, Tax Assessor Collector, Justices of the Peace and Constables. Prior to 2016, there was no coherent salary structure for elected officials. Elected officials were previously receiving annual step and cost of living increases, similar to employees, instead of a set salary, as is more common with federal and state elected officials.Our community needs to have a discussion regarding the subsidy provided to run Ascarate Golf Course, which is currently operating at a $1 million deficit annually. I do not believe that our community should be subsidizing the cost to operate a golf course, while other communities, particularly in growing unincorporated areas, are in need of basic park amenities. As Texas has imposed revenue caps on local governments, the county will need to focus on essential services. I voted against this year's budget, again in part, due to increases in non-mandated services.As commissioner, I have emphasized that diversifying our regional economy is the top public policy issue confronting our community. In FY18, I successfully proposed the creation of the El Paso County Economic Development Fund (the first in Texas’s 254 Counties), which now stands at $5 million with a goal of reaching $10 million. The purpose of this fund is to help our community be more competitive against other cities in the southwest in attracting private industry to our region. Without this fund, we are limited to property tax abatements, which is often an ineffective tool if a company leases a property instead of owning or constructing new property.When I was first elected in 2013, many residents lacked access to wastewater, and there was inadequate road and lighting infrastructure. In 2013, zero miles of roads were paved or improved. In 2013, I voted to approve funding for new road infrastructure, which allowed El Paso Water to extend wastewater pipelines from the City of El Paso to unincorporated areas of the county. Today, as a result of this investment, in collaboration with other local leaders, organizations, and residents, thousands of residents are now being connected to first time wastewater service. I also successfully more than tripled the paving budget for unincorporated areas from $3.1 million in 2014 to $11 million in 2018.In December 2019, the County founded the first-ever Justice Leadership Coordinating Council, of which I am one of the founding members, along with the County Judge, District and County Administrative Judges, County and District Attorneys, Sheriff, and Chief Public Defender. This Council is intended to foster greater collaboration between each of the independently elected offices/branches of government that have a significant role and influence over the local criminal justice system. This council is intended to identify and implement policies that will enhance our local criminal justice system.Democrat
Iliana HolguinAge: 43 Education: BA from the University of Texas at Austin (1997), JD from the University of Texas School of Law (2000) Occupation: Attorney Political experience: Chair of the El Paso County Democratic Party since 2016; oversaw county coordinated campaign for federal, state, and local Democratic general election candidates in 2016 and 2018NoNoNo. I believe that people who run for public office should run because they genuinely want to serve and help improve their community. As a former non-profit attorney, I understand what it means to take a position where you will be paid less than you would in the private sector, but choose to take that position because you understand the importance of the work that you will be doing. We must prioritize our spending at the county, and increased salaries for the commissioners is not, and should never be, a priority. Unlike our current commissioner, I will never support increasing my salary.Tax increases should be the last resort when trying to balance the county budget. We must ensure that all county departments are running as efficiently as possible so as to minimize wasteful spending. Conducting audits is important to identify government waste. I would work closely with the various elected officials and departments to ensure that the county is meeting its mandates while at the same time being a good steward of public money. I would also seek to enter into agreements with other governmental entities so as to minimize duplication of services and encourage cost-sharing, such as with school districts for the creation of parks and open spaces.Currently, the five largest employers in El Paso are Fort Bliss, EPISD, YISD, the City of El Paso and SISD. The county must focus on attracting higher wage industries rather than relying on governmental entities to provide jobs and living wages to a large segment of its population. Supporting the growth of UMC, for example, will allow us to attract more physicians and specialists, which will lead to an increase in higher-paying jobs in the private and public medical sector. The county must also make it a priority to establish a regional workforce development plan, which should include educational, public transportation and transportation infrastructure components.Residents of the unincorporated areas of the county feel disconnected from their government and frequently feel that their concerns are not being heard or addressed. The first step to improving services to these areas is to make the county more accessible to the residents of these areas. I will work to establish positive relationships with every governmental entity in the unincorporated areas, such as the water boards and school districts, in order to better understand the needs of each particular community. As commissioner, I commit to spending more time in the precinct than sitting in an office Downtown removed from the residents of the precinct.El Paso County recently implemented new programs and initiatives in an effort to reform its criminal justice system. These programs, however, must be closely monitored to ensure that the goals of the initiative are being met and that public safety is not being compromised. The budget of the Office of Criminal Justice Coordination and that of the Criminal Law Magistrates, for example, have grown tremendously during the past few years. Care must be taken to ensure that these departments are providing appropriate services, not exposing the County to legal liability and not resulting in the release of dangerous individuals into the community.Democrat

Republicans

16th Congressional District

What the position entails: The House of Representatives is made up of 435 members from the 50 states. Representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees. 

Who can vote: Texas’ 16th Congressional District covers most of the city limits of El Paso, as well as unincorporated areas of northwestern and eastern El Paso County. See a map here or call the county elections office at 915-546-2154 to confirm that you can vote in this race.

CandidatePhotoBackgroundHave you ever been arrested? If so, what was the outcome of the charge?Have you ever been sued? If so, what was the outcome of the lawsuit? (Do not include lawsuits in your official capacity if the suit involved all other members of the governing body.)What steps do you favor to reduce gun violence?What steps do you support for reforming or changing the U.S. immigration system?What areas of the federal budget would you cut to reduce overall spending?What specific changes to health insurance policy do you support?Do you support President Trump?s efforts to divert Defense Department funding to pay for border barriers?
Sam WilliamsAge: 56 Occupation: 29 year retired United States Army veteran Political experience: 2018 Write-in Candidate for Texas’ 16th Congressional DistrictNoFiled Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in 2000; discharged. If so, what was the outcome of the lawsuit? Discharged I do not believe that gun violence as big an issue as it is being made out to be. It is a societal issue. People lack respect for human life and have lost their sense of morality. Guns are a tool that require an operator just as a shovel or wrench, both of which could be used as a weapon. It is the heart that kills ,not the instrument that is used.Close the loophole that allows people to claim asylum anywhere that they are apprehended. To make a claim for asylum it must be done at a legal port of entry. Move federal immigration judges from the executive branch to the judicial branch so that detainers and warrants are enforceable. Offer DACA permanent resident status and end the program as it is an executive order not a law.Dismantle the Department of Education and return education back to the states. Reduce or end foreign aid to countries that are hostile to the United States and our interests. End government subsidizing for profit entities such as Planned Parenthood. (Fact check: Planned Parenthood Federation of America is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.) Allow for insurance companies to compete across state lines for our business. Streamline the claims process for providers to reduce claim denials for minor errors. End the premiums for Medicare for Social Security recipients over 65. Eliminate the requirement for military retirees covered by Tri-Care or VA benefits to have Medicare coverage at age 65.Yes, understanding that the funds are coming from the Army Corps of Engineers that would have been used in developing countries for infrastructure projects. Those funds would create jobs for border communities and do not affect the actual service budgets or installation budgets. (Fact check: Department of Defense money diverted by the Trump administration for border wall construction comes from military construction projects and military counter-narcotics funding.)
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23rd Congressional District

What the position entails: The House of Representatives is made up of 435 members from the 50 states. Representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees. 


Who can vote: Texas’ 23rd Congressional District is one of the largest by geography in the country, stretching from the eastern part of El Paso County to San Antonio. In El Paso County, the district includes parts of the Lower Valley in the city limits of El Paso as well as the towns of Socorro, Fabens, Tornillo, San Elizario and Horizon City. See a map here or call the county elections office at 915-546-2154 to confirm that you can vote in this race.

CandidatePhotoBackgroundHave you ever been arrested? If so, what was the outcome of the charge?Have you ever been sued? If so, what was the outcome of the lawsuit? (Do not include lawsuits in your official capacity if the suit involved all other members of the governing body.)What steps do you favor to reduce gun violence?What steps do you support for reforming or changing the U.S. immigration system?What areas of the federal budget would you cut to reduce overall spending?What specific changes to health insurance policy do you support?Do you support President Trump?s efforts to divert Defense Department funding to pay for border barriers?
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