Veronica Escobar

Born:September 15, 1969 (age 54)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2019-present
El Paso County (Texas) Judge, 2010-2017
El Paso County (Texas) Commissioner, 2006-2010
Education:B,A, University of Texas at El Paso
M.A., New York University

Veronica Escobar assumed office as the U.S. representative for Texas' 16th Congressional District on Jan. 3, 2019. She and Sylvia Garcia, U.S. representative for Texas's 29th Congressional District, are the first Hispanic women to represent Texas in the U.S. House.

Escobar was born on September 15, 1969, in El Paso, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and a Master of Arts from New York University. Before beginning her political career, Escobar was executive director for Community Scholars, a non-profit organization that hired high school students to do public policy research and produce reports about El Paso’s challenges and opportunities. She also served as communications director for Mayor Raymond Caballero and was a faculty member at the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College.

Prior to her election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Escobar was elected as a county commissioner for El Paso County in 2006 and served as El Paso County Judge from 2010 to 2017.

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