Monday is the beginning of early voting for the District 2 seat vacated by Larry Romero. There are 8 candidates running, we provided information on them in this post. However, not all of them had Facebook or web pages at the time, we’ve included those below. Additionally, the El Paso Herald-Post did a nice write up on the Social Medial Alliance asking questions of the candidates, you can read the story here.
Cemelli de Aztlan: Facebook Page, Web Page
Abraham Monteros: Facebook Page
Gordon Ray Thatcher: We have been unable to find either a Facebook Page or Web Page
David Navarez: Facebook Page, Web Page
Jim Tolbert: Facebook Page, Web Page
Rene Abilez: Facebook Page
Angel Del Toro: Facebook Page
Early voting starts on MONDAY, APRIL 25TH and goes through May 3rd. To find a list of early voting centers, click here. Good Luck, District 2!
According to the El Paso Times, there are now a total of eight candidates running for the District 2 seat:
Dolores Garcia Baca – a housewife and writer who unsuccessfully ran against former city Rep. Larry Medina in 1999. She also lost to former District Clerk Gilbert Sanchez in 2002. (We were unable to find a webpage or Facebook Page for her campaign).
Cemelli de Aztlan – a community organizer and a religious/women’s studies lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso. You can read more about here here. (We were unable to find a webpage or Facebook Page for her campaign).
Abraham Monteros – a student and research assistant at UTEP who will graduate from UTEP in May with a bachelor’s in philosophy and French, he also spent five years in the U.S. Navy and served in Guam and Japan. You can read more about his campaign on his Facebook Page: Abraham Monteros for City Council District 2.
Gordon Ray Thatcher – served two years in the Army Reserve and seven years on active duty, having medically retired in July 2014 to battle cancer. He was stationed at Fort Bliss in 2008 and then in 2014 when he was assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit for wounded soldiers. (We were unable to find a webpage or Facebook Page for his campaign).
David Nevarez – a disabled veteran who served 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Desert Storm. He is currently unemployed due to his disability, but has worked as a plumber. He chairs the city’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee. You can read more about his campaign on his Facebook Page or on his webpage.
Jim Tolbert – a sales representative and environmentalist who has served on several city advisory boards and lost the run-off election against Romero in 2013. You can read more about his campaign on his Facebook Page or on his webpage.
Rene Abilez – a substitute teacher. (We were unable to find a webpage or Facebook Page for his campaign).
Angel del Toro – a retired financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in El Paso. (We were unable to find a webpage or Facebook Page for his campaign).
There you have it, District 2. Who are you going to choose?
Early voting: April 25 to May 3
Election Day: May 7