Endorsements

 

Stephanie Schriock<br>President of EMILY's List

“As El Paso County Judge, Veronica Escobar led efforts to reform the county, which transformed and modernized local government. She successfully pushed to build El Paso’s first children’s hospital, extended health care benefits to the domestic partners of LGBTQ county employees, and helped pass a resolution denouncing Texas’ discriminatory ‘bathroom bill’ targeting transgender students.

Poised to be the first Latina from Texas to be elected to Congress, Veronica is an experienced leader who will fight tirelessly to expand economic opportunity for El Paso’s hardworking families and dynamic border communities, and make sure their voices are heard in Washington. EMILY’s List is proud to stand with her.”

Stephanie Schriock
President of EMILY's List

“Veronica Escobar is a proven leader and champion of El Paso’s working families. As county judge, she improved access to health care, grew jobs, raised the minimum wage for hundreds of workers, and became a powerful voice for justice and equality. With Texans’ rights and welfare under constant attack, Veronica has the necessary grit and experience to fight back against President Trump and Republicans’ dangerous agenda.”

Cristóbal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Fund and a native of El Paso
Cristóbal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Fund and a native of El Paso
U.S. Representative Tony Cardenas, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC

“Veronica is a champion for issues that are important to BOLD PAC. She is a leader for all Americans. She has a strong record of success and has helped expand access to healthcare, she stands up for DREAMers and has always been a responsible voice for comprehensive immigration reform.”

U.S. Representative Tony Cardenas, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC

“Veronica supports nurses and knows firsthand how nurses caring for patients saves lives. She’s been an advocate for the nurses at University Medical Center and for nurse-to-patient ratios to guarantee safe quality care for our patients.”

Alexandria Schiffert, RN, UMC Emergency Department
Alexandria Schiffert, RN, UMC Emergency Department
Ingrid Duran, Chair PODER PAC

“The PODER PAC board is thrilled to support Veronica Escobar’s candidacy for Congress; she embodies all the characteristics we look for in a Latina democratic candidate, and it is time for Texas to elect a Latina to Congress.”

Ingrid Duran, Chair PODER PAC

“Veronica Escobar has built her career upholding the law and standing up to injustice. In Congress, she will bring that experience to a broken Washington as a strong voice for the interests of Texas families – not the greed of special interest donors. We’re excited to work with Veronica to clean up the system in Congress and make it work for all Texans, not just the wealthy few.”

President Tiffany Muller
End Citizens United
President Tiffany Muller<br>End Citizens United
Elizabeth Doyel, Executive Director of the Texas Conservation League

“Her strong commitment to protecting the Castner Range and her lifelong dedication to protecting communities make Veronica Escobar a more than fitting choice to follow in Congressman O’Rourke’s footsteps. Her work with cross-border communities’ and public health efforts demonstrate her willingness to always fight for the most vulnerable Texans. She represents Texan values and it is long past due time that we send a Latina to Congress.”

Elizabeth Doyel, Executive Director of the Texas Conservation League

“Democracy for America members are excited to support Veronica Escobar for Congress because we know the experience she has standing up for racial, gender, and economic justice and we’re certain she’ll be a critical ally in the fights for the populist progressive reforms we need to confront Donald Trump’s hate-fueled agenda.”

DFA Chairman, Jim Dean
DFA Chairman, Jim Dean
Noel Candelaria, TSTA President and former special education teacher in Ysleta ISD.

“Veronica Escobar has dedicated her life to education and community service in El Paso. Veronica is a former teacher at the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College, and she knows from experience the needs of educators and students. She knows what works and what doesn’t work in the classroom and is a strong supporter of our public schools. We need Veronica’s voice and vote in Congress to champion public education against the president and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ efforts to ram vouchers and other school privatization schemes down our throats. They know nothing about public schools and have little interest in supporting hard-working educators and the children they teach. Veronica Escobar does.

Noel Candelaria, TSTA President and former special education teacher in Ysleta ISD.

“Veronica Escobar has been a tireless advocate for families in El Paso and throughout Texas. She is the only candidate in this race that has a proven track record when it comes to defending the rights of workers, expanding access to affordable healthcare, and promoting sensible immigration policies. The members of SEIU Texas fully endorse Veronica Escobar and look forward to working with her when she becomes the next representative of Texas’ 16th congressional district.

Elsa Caballero, President of SEIU Texas
Elsa Caballero, President of SEIU Texas
Gabby Giffords

“Building a safer future for our families and our communities requires electing leaders with the courage and commitment to solving the gun violence epidemic that is damaging our country. These women come from a variety of backgrounds that give them the experience to understand the challenge we face.

Gabby Giffords

“The Congressional Progressive Caucus is proud to endorse Veronica Escobar for Texas’ 16th Congressional district. She has a **proven record of fighting for the issues that El Paso and our country need **– a strong economy that works for everyone, a solid safety net for senior citizens, disabled and working families, and most importantly access to affordable healthcare for all.”

Congressional Progressive Caucus
Congressional Progressive Caucus
 Stephanie Taylor, PCCC Co-Founder

“There are no unwinnable districts. Progressives are going to compete everywhere, and they’re going to win. As we saw in Alabama, the Republican Party’s attacks on working families have opened up opportunities for Democrats to win in places they haven’t won in decades. We’re endorsing Veronica Escobar because [she’s an]{:target=”blank”} authentic, inspiring progressive who isn’t afraid to take on Republicans with a bold economic populist message.

Stephanie Taylor, PCCC Co-Founder

“I am supporting Veronica Escobar because Congress needs strong and proven leaders who will fight tirelessly for American families,” said Representative Hoyer. “Veronica’s commitment to El Paso and her solid track record of expanding healthcare and standing up for her community is exactly what we need in Washington.

Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD -5), Democratic Whip
Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD -5), Democratic Whip
Congressman Beto O’Rourke

“Judge Veronica Escobar took on corruption in the County Courthouse, and she won. She worked to significantly expand access to affordable healthcare for all El Pasoans. And she has been a strong champion for the U.S./Mexico Border. As a son of a former County Judge in El Paso, I can tell you that she is absolutely the best County Judge this community has ever had. She is honest. She is strong. She is principled and she will fight for everyone in El Paso. Because of that, I know she can be as effective in U.S. House of Representatives as she has been in the El Paso County Courthouse.”

Congressman Beto O’Rourke

“Veronica is a proven leader with the necessary grit and tenacity to make Washington work. As a Texan, I would be honored to serve with Veronica.”

Congressman Joaquin Castro
Congressman Joaquin Castro
Congressman Joe Crowley

“Judge Escobar would be a formidable addition to the Democratic Caucus in Congress. I’m continually impressed by her record as a county executive and know she will serve the people of the 16th congressional district notably. I look forward to welcoming her to Congress next November.”

Congressman Joe Crowley

“The people of Texas’ 16th Congressional District couldn’t ask for a better leader than Veronica Escobar. Her strong roots in El Paso and successful work advocating for Texas families give her the knowledge, experience, and insight to be an effective Member of Congress. She has my full support.

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
Sheriff Richard Wiles

“Judge Escobar worked hard to provide law enforcement with the resources we need to keep El Paso safe. I trust that as our Congresswoman, she will continue to support maintaining our safest community designation.”

Sheriff Richard Wiles

“Judge Escobar made public safety a priority during her tenure. She successfully advocated for the resources and policies necessary to keep our community safe and to protect victims of crime. I am excited to support her for Congress.”

District Attorney Jaime Esparza
District Attorney Jaime Esparza
County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal

“Judge Escobar has demonstrated she has the intellect, drive and work ethic to lead El Paso, but most importantly, she has proven she has the heart and passion to fight for her convictions and all El Pasoans.”

County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal

“As County Judge, Veronica Escobar brought about many needed changes and she is leaving the County in a much better place than she found it. Her love for El Paso, passion for public service and extensive experience advocating on behalf of our community are exactly what we want at the federal level. Vote Veronica!”

Commissioner David Stout, Precinct 2
Commissioner David Stout, Precinct 2
Commissioner Carlos Leon, Precinct 1

“I’ve seen firsthand Veronica’s determination to make government work for the people. As County Judge, she’s prioritized reforms to improve transparency and accountability, and El Paso County is stronger for it. Congress needs leaders like Veronica who aren’t afraid of changing the status quo and doing what is best for their constituents.”

Commissioner Carlos Leon, Precinct 1

“Judge Veronica Escobar has a distinguished record of public service, exemplified by her tireless work for honest, efficient and accountable government; improved quality of life and essential services for county residents, all accomplished through sound public policy. El Paso needs a strong voice in Washington and that voice is Veronica Escobar.

St. Senator José Rodriguez, District 29
St. Senator José Rodriguez, District 29
Georgina Perez, State Board of Education Representative

“Veronica has been a passionate advocate for public education. She’s the only congressional candidate with experience teaching in El Paso classrooms. I stand with my fellow teachers, and we stand with Veronica.”

Georgina Perez, State Board of Education Representative

“As a Navy veteran and State Representative, I am proud to endorse Judge Veronica Escobar for U.S. Congress. Her leadership at the County level and her collaboration with state officials gives her unique insight and experience in dealing with our communities most pressing issues. Veronica will be an effective Congresswoman for our families and our community.

St. Representative César Blanco, District 76
St. Representative César Blanco, District 76
St. Representative Lina Ortega, District 77

“I have known Veronica since she first entered public life. She always been a fierce defender of our community and she stands for strong democratic values. I endorse her candidacy because I know El Paso will continue to move forward under her leadership.”

St. Representative Lina Ortega, District 77

“On so many rapidly evolving issues–especially those dearest to me, like criminal justice and mental health–a strong county-state relationship is crucial for developing smart policies while standing up for local priorities. That’s why Veronica Escobar was such an effective leader as county judge: she always focused on creative, collaborative solutions with a commitment to both transparency and accountability. I’m confident she’ll bring those same skills to Congress and do an incredible job for El Paso.

St. Representative Joe Moody, District 78
St. Representative Joe Moody, District 78
St. Representative Mary González, District 75

“Now more than ever we need individuals in Congress who are fierce advocates for public education. I proudly support Veronica for Congress because I believe she will ensure that our public education system is protected from efforts to privatize or weaken our local schools.

St. Representative Mary González, District 75

“Judge Escobar brought a positive change for local government while in office after very dark times. That’s the kind of leadership our congress needs now. As a new elected official, it was Judge Escobar’s leadership qualities that inspired and encouraged me to seek office.

City Representative Alexsandra Annello
City Representative Alexsandra Annello
City Representative Cassandra Hernandez-Brown

“I’m supporting Veronica Escobar for Congress because she has the experience, tenacity and ambition for El Paso that will serve El Paso best in Washington DC.

City Representative Cassandra Hernandez-Brown

“Veronica is a proven leader and public servant with a distinguished track record for working and fighting hard for El Paso. What sets Veronica apart is not only her experience and work ethic, but her strong commitment to our community. Let’s send a proven leader to Congress!”

City Representative Henry Rivera
City Representative Henry Rivera
Mayor Manuel Leos, Vinton

“Veronica is the hardest working leader I know. She never looks for the easy way out but always looks for the right way, the ethical way. Veronica is who we need in Washington, a hard working ethical leader.

Mayor Manuel Leos, Vinton

“If not for Veronica Escobar, the City of San Elizario would not exist today. As county judge, she was the driving force that cleared the way for incorporation. And as mayor, I have looked to her as an example of what ethical and effective leadership should be.”

Mayor Maya Sanchez, San Elizario
Mayor Maya Sanchez, San Elizario
Celina Vásquez, Democratic National Committeewoman & Founder, Texas Latina List

“Latina representation is crucial to the most important legislative institution in the world. Congress is the government’s most representative and prestigious body, and we have never elected a Latina to Congress from Texas. Veronica Escobar is representing the hopes and dreams of every young Latina in Texas that aspires to be in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C.”

Celina Vásquez, Democratic National Committeewoman & Founder, Texas Latina List

“We support Veronica Escobar for Congress because she is a strong supporter of the working class and has always had an open door policy for Sheetmetal Workers.”

Vince Alvarado, BM/FST
Vince Alvarado, BM/FST
Leticia Marcum, IBEW Local 583

“We are are supporting Veronica Escobar for Congress because she has always stood behind Labor!

Leticia Marcum, IBEW Local 583

“We know we’re sending a true friend of public education to Washington, and she’s always been a true friend to labor. We know this is a person we can count on to ensure that workers actually have a right — and to protect our right — to organize and speak our voice.”

Ross Moore, American Federation of Teachers, El Paso
Ross Moore, American Federation of Teachers, El Paso
MoveOn.ORG

“Veronica Escobar is a lifelong El Pasoan who has dedicated her life to improving her community. As an El Paso County judge she expanded access to affordable health care and cleaned up corruption. As the first Latina to represent Texas in Congress, she’ll fight for a just immigration system and health care for all. There’s no one with more proven progressive credentials to fill this important seat. If elected, Veronica Escobar will help lead a new wave of progressive members of Congress in 2019 and beyond.”

MoveOn.ORG

“Speaking through Central Labor Councils and the Area Labor Federation, our affiliates have carefully vetted candidates and endorsed, by at least two-thirds vote, those they believe will build a better Texas for working families.”

TEXAS AFL-CIO
TEXAS AFL-CIO
Planned Parenthood

“Veronica has been a strong supporter of women’s health and we know she will continue to be a dedicated advocate for Planned Parenthood health centers and the people they serve.”

Planned Parenthood

“Veronica Escobar has been a champion for animals throughout her life,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “The Humane Society Legislative Fund is excited to support her candidacy and work with her to pass important animal welfare legislation.”

Humane Society Legislative Fund
Humane Society Legislative Fund
NARAL

“Veronica Escobar shares our fundamental belief that reproductive freedom means having access to all reproductive healthcare options. We’re proud to endorse her!”

NARAL

“Veronica Escobar is the best choice for the environment in TX-16. She supported successful community efforts to stop a nuclear waste dump from being built in the region, created eco tourism efforts to market and preserve our environmental assets and fiercely advocated for El Paso’s environment.”

Democratic Conservation Alliance
Democratic Conservation Alliance