Beto became deeply involved in the civic, business and community efforts in El Paso. He ran for El Paso City Council in 2005 and served for two terms before running for U.S. Congress in 2012, taking on an eight-term incumbent and winning. He knocked on thousands of doors and had real conversations, face-to-face, with the voters in El Paso.
O’Rourke has revitalized a competitive spirit in Texas in his U.S. Senate bid to unseat Senator Ted Cruz. O’ Rourke has represented the people of Texas’ 16th Congressional District since 2012 and currently serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Veteran Affairs Committee.
During his cross Texas campaigning he has openly and thoughtfully addressed difficult and controversial topics including criminal justice reform, immigration reform, and the ability to peacefully protest. He has activated and trained a diverse army of grassroot organizers. Should he win, Senate control may flip to the Democrats which would limit President Trump’s agenda and confirmation of his some of his nominations. Accountability and responsiveness are critical to excellence in public service. Beto has made it a priority to host monthly town halls in El Paso to hear directly from his constituents. For nearly five years he hasn’t missed a single one. And that’s exactly how he’s running his campaign for U.S. Senate.