Bill White Lines Up Support from El Paso's Power Structure

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Houston Mayor turned-Senate-Candidate-turned-Gubernatorial Candidate, Bill White visited El Paso on Sunday and attended the El Paso County Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner. White recieved the support of every major Democrat elected official in El Paso, which is significant considering that El Paso County is the Democratic stronghold of Texas.

The consolidation of support for White from El Paso's Senator, State Reps, County Commissioners, and City Reps is further underscored by lingering divisions over the Obama-Clinton battle in the last general election. El Paso Democrats have finally found something they agree on, Bill White for Governor.

Senator Shapleigh alluded to the fact that he was considering a gubernatorial bid of his own until White threw his hat in the ring for the Governor's office. Shapleigh said that he was still having conversations with people around the state about future runs, but gave no indication as to what office he might be thinking about.

Update by KT: Here is the list of local endorsing elected officials from El Paso.

Endorsing El Paso Leaders

Mayor John Cook

State Senator Eliot Shapleigh

State Representative Norma Chavez

State Represenative Marisa Marquez

State Representative Joe Moody

State Representative “Chente” Quintanilla*

County Commissioner Veronica Escobar

County Commissioner Willie Gandara

County Commissioner Anna Perez

City Representative Eddie Holguin

City Representative Steve Ortega

State Senate Candidate and former County Attorney Jose Rodriguez

Former State Representative Paul Moreno


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