Fiscal Responsibility

  • No new revenue tax rate is our highest tax rate. My long-term goal is to actively seek ways to reduce the overall tax burden on our citizens by implementing a culture of fiscal prudence and accountability within the County government. This includes conducting regular audits, reducing wasteful spending, and eliminating redundant or obsolete programs ensuring the County is “living within its means”.
  • No debt without voter approval.  No General Obligation Bonds will be issued for items that are the basic responsibilities of County government. The issuance of Certificates of Obligation or Tax Anticipation Notes is a non-starter and will not be entertained.
  • Promote businesses. El Pasoans love their locally owned businesses, it is time our government did the same. These hardworking families' dreams should not be unduly burdened by our county government.
  • El Paso has the lowest median income of all Texas large cities and pays the highest property tax bill. While El Pasoans struggle with inflation and high taxes The County Commissioners Court voted 4-1 to give themselves a 16% pay raise to well over twice the median household income in El Paso. Watch this report from KVIA to learn more: YouTube 

Infrastructure and traffic improvement

  • Advocate for dynamic traffic management systems. Let’s utilize real-time data and artificial intelligence to optimize traffic flow. Smart traffic lights and adaptive lane management can help us make the most of our existing infrastructure.
  • Foster public-private partnerships. By encouraging businesses to invest into and manage transportation solutions, we can unlock new technologies and methods for reducing traffic congestion without increasing the burden on taxpayers.
  • I believe in responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Rather than constantly expanding our infrastructure, let's focus on maintaining and optimizing our existing assets. Regular maintenance and efficiency improvements can extend the lifespan of our infrastructure and reduce the need for costly replacements.

Crime and Juvenile Delinquency

  • Community policing.  We must continue building positive relationships between Law Enforcement Officials, First Responders, and the communities they serve. This approach can help build trust and cooperation, making it easier for law enforcement to focus on serious crimes. More positive interactions lead to a decrease in the negative interactions.
  • Victimless crimes. These ‘crimes’ disproportionately impact marginalized communities and contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline. I will advocate for policies that prioritize alternatives to incarceration, such as diversion programs, counseling, and rehabilitation especially for non-violent, victimless offenses.
  • Mental Health Services. We must foster better partnerships with local organizations to ensure access to mental health services and support for at-risk youth. Some delinquent behaviors are linked to underlying mental health issues and by providing assistance and treatment we can help address the root causes of these problems.

Veterans Retention Initiative.

  • We will focus on the Service to Employment pipeline. Our nation boasts exceptionally skilled and well-trained military personnel and Fort Bliss is home to thousands of these professionals. I intend to collaborate with local enterprises and Fort Bliss to initiate a program aimed at retaining this expertise in El Paso, bolstering our economic strength, supporting local businesses with skilled staff, and upholding our commitment to our veterans and their families.