US Representative (D), 16th Congressional District, Texas
Veronica Escobar represents El Paso, TX, in the US House of Representatives, since January 2019. The first woman elected to this seat, she serves on the House Judiciary Committee and House Armed Services Committee, holds leadership positions in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus, and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition and the Democratic Women’s Working Group, where she co-chairs the Immigration Taskforce. Escobar previously served as an El Paso County judge and county commissioner. Prior to that, she was an English teacher at University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College, communications director for an El Paso mayor, and executive director of the nonprofit Community Scholars.