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Portrait of Veronica Escobar

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Veronica Escobar

TX-16 (D)
Current office holder: Beto O'Rourke(D)
Veronica is a third-generation El Pasoan who has dedicated herself to improving her community. She has served as County Judge where she was able to have an extraordinary impact on the lives of El Pasoans. If elected Congressmember, Veronica would be the first Latina woman to represent Texas in the House of Representatives.
How does Veronica align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Veronica will work hard to defeat efforts to implement border tariffs, defend the gains made in El Paso through trade, and if NAFTA is re-negotiated, work to ensure that Congress expands protections for workers, local businesses and the environment. She plans to open an Office of Border Economic and Public Policy and work with other leaders to continue to grow jobs and raise incomes for El Paso’s hard-working families.She has seen the impact of income inequality everyday and will fight to fix the broken economic system, while protecting the gains made by working families, fighting for tax reforms that support the families she represents.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Veronica is a strong believer in equal treatment under the law, and has defended this value in her 10 year tenure as El Paso County Judge. In particular, she has fought for fair and equal treatment of those living in Border communities – tackling issues like cross-border trade and immigration. She advocates for thoughtful immigration reform, including protections for DREAMers. She also supports equal treatment of women under the law, including equal pay for equal work.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Veronica will fight for health coverage for all. She believes in expanding Affordable Care Act coverage for all and that the best way to care for everyone is to have a single payer health care system. She will work tirelessly at the federal level like she did at the local level to ensure her community will have access to quality health care.
Background information
  • Open Seat
  • Woman of Color
  • Ceiling Crasher
Endorsements
Veronica Escobar has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • EMILY's List
  • Latino Victory Fund
  • Democracy for America

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