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Rep. Veronica Escobar [D, TX-16]
District 16, Texas


Veronica Escobar is the former county judge for the El Paso County Court in Texas. She resigned in order to run for Congress in 2018. Before serving as county judge in El Paso, Texas, Veronica Escobar earned a master's degree in English Literature from New York University and taught Chicano literature at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Veronica Escobar, who would be the first Latina elected to Congress from Texas, said that she was motivated to run for office in response to President Donald Trump's policies. "When you have a president who pardons someone who believes racial profiling should be the M.O. in an entire state, it’s time to stand up. Trump is sending Latino communities a very clear message with that pardon, and that message is that we don’t matter and that our civil rights and our constitutional rights don’t matter. You know what? They matter to us," she said in September 2017. Escobar was first elected to her seat in 2018.


Location Texas
Party Democrat

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