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A Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Reyes

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Contact Person: Oscar Gonzalez, Campaign Manager 915-449-6178 or

Tim Besco will have a Press Conference announcing his Candidacy as the Republican Nominee for the U.S. Congress, 16th Congressional District at American Legion Post 36, 3730 Shell, El Paso, TX 79925 (approximately ½ mile east of Hawkins Blvd., just north of Montana Ave.) on Wednesday, September 30, 2005 at 5 p.m.


Tim Besco grew up in Detroit, MI during the 1970’s and 80’s. The city changed
drastically in those years. Besco’s neighborhood was one of the many that were
vacated during “white flight.” Shopping centers were dying off as businesses
closed down to move to the suburbs.

Both his parents cared a lot about the community and were very active as block
captains of the neighborhood. Besco participated with his parents often in
several community activities quickly learning the importance of civic service.
Service to our country has always been important to Tim Besco. He joined the
Air Force in 1986 and went on to be stationed in Korea and South Dakota before
returning to Michigan after being honorably discharged. After September
11th, Besco joined the Navy as a Nurse Corps officer, and was deployed twice for
Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2004.

Now, as a civilian Registered Nurse, it is his job to care for and listen to his
patients. Besco has been in nursing for 10 years. He has held the hands of the
dying, handing mothers their newborn babies for the first time, and enjoying
every minute of it.

Besco’s family, being a military family, has followed him around the globe as he
served his country (Korea, South Dakota, Virginia, Italy). The Besco family has
lived in the Borderland region mostly since he had chosen to leave the Navy.
The family loves El Paso, and all there is to see and do here.

Formal Education
Besco went to high school (University of Detroit Jesuit High School) in Detroit.
The priests and faculty there gave him a solid moral base that instilled in him
virtues that has been the core of his life.

He started college at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD as a
Communications/Journalism major. Besco worked at the campus radio station as
the Sports Director and doing play-by-play for both our basketball and football
games. After starting his family, Besco went back to college, first in community
college, and then as a Nursing major at University of Detroit-Mercy where
he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

Besco has been married 21 years and has three daughters. His wife is Korean,
and has been a blessing to him. The eldest daughter is also married and is
serving in the Navy as a Corpsman (Medic). His second daughter is attending
college at Texas Tech in Lubbock and his youngest is a straight “A” student in
high school right here in El Paso.

American Legion Post 36
The American Legion Post 36 was chartered in 1920 and was named in Honor of
the 36th Infantry Division because all the members at that time were from the
36th infantry. Post 36 is the oldest continuous American Legion Post in Texas.

For Values. For Families. For El Paso.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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