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NPT City: Everyone wants (to be) a Northeast rep

Ok, so that might be overstating it a bit. But check out the lineup! Melina Castro, who comes from the line of Luther Jones candidates. You can see her well-discussed mailer over at the Lionstar Blog (he also adds snarky comments and/or background, depending on your point of view). Luis Ruiz has his Obama connections — he was a volunteer for the organization — and his sister works in the office of state Rep. Norma Chavez, who officially is staying out of the race. Still … Then there’s Brian Burds, who is selling a house owned by County Judge Anthony Cobos and works with County Commissioner Dan Haggerty. Not sure about Gracie Cain, although ABC-7 KVIA reported that she also works in Haggerty’s shop. That leaves Carl Robinson and Walt Phillips. Robinson has run a few times before, but somebody is going to have to clue me in on whether he has a camp. Phillips too, although it came a little more clear (again, for those of you who knew this — I’m slow) with a news release Monday afternoon. You can meet Phillips at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, 10710 Gateway Blvd. North. Maybe you can meet his campaign folks, as well — the news release is sent by Morris Pittle’s Coyote Stategies and has on it the name of Gwen Pulido, who heads the Citizens for Prosperity General Political Action Committee.

Whew! So now you know some background. It will be an intense race with plenty of choices.

Sito Negron


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm

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  1. Out of all the NE candidates the 2 that don’t have a “group” would most likely be Carl Robinson and Walt Phillips. Both are good people and either one would make an excellent representative.


    March 10, 2009 at 12:59 pm

  2. Anyone that will not be a rubber stamp for tax-fee-free spending will be good. Second criteria should be not always wanting to be like other cities. Third, doesnt subscribe to the idea that skyscapers is a sign that the city has made the big leagues. 4th, doesnt fall for the subdize me to build out of my concern the city B.S. 5th, Remember why you were elected, to represent the district not the Mayor. 6th, knows that Juarez and El Paso are not the same city and we have our problems to solve first.7th, know that You and the council govern the city, not the manager.8th remember legalization of criminal behavior doesnt solve anything.


    March 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm

  3. Dang Rey ever thought of running for office well put.


    March 10, 2009 at 4:52 pm

  4. Maryp,
    Carl is a loner. The only reason people show up in support of his candidacy is because they feel sorry for him How many times has he run?
    Walter is a closet case. He is being backed by people who will control him. His campaign manager is Gwen Pulido. Backed by Shapleigh and the Moreno clans.
    Brian is with Haggertty. Why would anyone go for that? He has only lived in El Paso for 3 years. REPUBLICAN VALUES.
    Luis has a strong group of supporters. They are all go getters. He knows the NE and is a stright talker.


    March 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm

  5. Thanks Rooster, I needed the laugh. I would probably be tarred and feathered if I ran for office.

    People are just starting to understand that I dont hold grudges and question political records, not their personal lifes.

    Only outside of EP can people hold a fierce/throwdown political debate with each other and afterwards enjoy a coffee together.


    March 11, 2009 at 3:53 pm

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