The working people of El Paso scored huge victories this week at the ballot box. Veronica Escobar was one of two Latina candidates in Texas who were were successfully nominated in primary Congressional races.
Veronica Escobar has been a tireless advocate for families in El Paso and throughout Texas. She was the only candidate in her primary Congressional race that had a proven track record when it came to defending the rights of workers, expanding access to affordable healthcare, and promoting sensible immigration policies. The members of SEIU Texas fully endorsed her primary campaign because we know she would work tirelessly for the people of the 16th Congressional District. We congratulate her on her victory.
Our union would also like to congratulate David Stout on his reelection campaign to serve as County Commissioner in El Paso County’s Precinct 2. Commissioner David Stout has been a champion for patients and staff at county hospital facilities. During his tenure as County Commissioner, he secured the vital funding that the El Paso County Hospital District needed to provide its services to the community. Also, workers at University Medical Center are grateful for his active role in assisting workers who wanted a voice on their job through their union. When workers spoke out about the need to improve pay, benefits, and working conditions at the hospital, Commissioner Stout listened and took action.
SEIU Texas members look forward to continuing to work with these great leaders to create policy that will have a positive impact on the lives of our members and the communities in which they live.