Candidate Details

Veronica Escobar

House - Incumbent

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar represents the Texas 16th Congressional District. Prior to running for Congress, in which she won a six-way Democratic primary with more than 60 percent of the vote, she served two terms as El Paso County Judge and one term as County Commissioner. Before entering public service, Rep. Escobar was the Executive Director for Community Scholars, a local non-profit organization. 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 the El Paso Community College. Rep. Escobar is the first Latina to represent Texas in Washington.

Rep. Escobar recognizes that given Israel’s status as the only democracy in the Middle East, it is a major strategic ally for the US. With that belief in mind, she recognizes the importance of active American leadership in the peace process. She supports a two-state solution that would ensure Israel’s future as both a Jewish and democratic state. In Congress, Rep. Escobar has led on this issue, cosponsoring House Resolution 326, reaffirming Congress’s support for a two-state solution.