Image via: Veronica Escobar Campaign
El Paso county Judge, Veronica Escobar may run for national office.
Elected as county judge in 2010, she announced last month she will not seek re-election upon her term expiration in December 2018. Although not confirmed, she is interested in a Congress run openly stating: “I am certain that I am not going to run for re-election…I am looking closely at the congressional seat for the 16th district. It’s not a secret.”
The Latino Victory Fund—co-founded by Eva Longoria and Henry R. Muñoz III—will assist with her campaign. The political action committee is dedicated toward boosting Latino voting participation as well as “lending visibility, financial resources, and support to Latino political candidates.” After raising $2 million for the 2016 elections, their next aim is the 16th Congressional District primary held in 2018.
Already in production is a social media campaign titled “Run, Veronica, Run” to enhance national visibility upon a formal announcement. If elected, she’ll be the first Texas Latina to serve in Congress.