The next primaries will be Alaska and Wyoming on August 21. In the meantime, we'll be featuring candidates who won early primaries. Our goal is to feature each primary winner before October 1 when we'll start putting up a banner for each state in which we've endorsed a candidate.
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TODAY'S FEATURED CANDIDATE
VERONICA ESCOBAR TX-16
Veronica Escobar is a third-generation El Pasoan, daughter of Benjamin and Isabel Escobar. She is the Democratic Nominee for Congress in Texas’ 16th District after winning a majority of the vote in a crowded primary race with 61% of the vote.
Veronica is proud to have served as County Judge, but before serving El Paso as an elected, she was Executive Director for Community Scholars, a local non-profit organization that hired high school students to do public policy research and produce reports about El Paso’s challenges and opportunities. She also served as the Communications Director for Mayor Raymond Caballero and was a faculty member at the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College. She has also served a term as County Commissioner, as well as volunteering on a number of boards, both in El Paso and for the state of Texas.
As a County Judge,Veronica fought a system plagued by corruption and self-dealing. She initiated and supported legislation that created the only County Ethics Commission in the state of Texas, and secured legislation that increased transparency and accountability over other taxing jurisdictions.
Veronica has been a strong voice for the values of Border communities – tackling issues like cross-border trade and immigration, and communicating about the vibrancy of the U.S.-Mexico Border. She has testified before many state and federal committees, including the Senate Committee on Homeland Security.
Our favorite among her many accomplishments is the fact that she expanded access to affordable healthcare through her support of the El Paso County Hospital District, which has provided vital services for the community. She also helped build two new, modern clinics that provide primary care to some of the poorest El Pasoans. She was also instrumental in the foundation of El Paso Children’s Hospital, the only stand-alone children’s hospital on the border.
She vows to her potential constituents, "I will fight for health coverage for all. The only way to care for everyone is to have a single payer healthcare system, and I will work tirelessly at the federal level as I did at the local level to ensure you have access to quality healthcare.".