Commissioner Pct. 3
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
500 E. San Antonio
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2144
Fax (915) 543-3809
Vince Perez was elected to represent the people of Precinct 3 on the El Paso County Commissioners Court in November of 2012. As Commissioner, he represents more than 200,000 residents in the cities of El Paso, Socorro, Horizon, San Elizario and the majority of unicorporated communities in El Paso County such as Fabens, Tornillo, Montana Vista, Agua Dulce, Sparks, and several municipal utility districts east of Loop 375.
Vince is a vocal advocate for reforming El Paso County's criminal justice system. He has fought to reduce the high costs that El Paso taxpayers pay for jailing low-income, low-risk individuals, as well as those with mental health conditions in the county jail system.
He has also advocated for key reforms to improve accountability in the areas of budget management, and has fought to strengthen transparency and financial oversight over all elected and non-elected departments in El Paso County's government. He has fought for improvements to county parks, public transit, new road, water and waste water infrastructure, and increased access to health care in the most impoverished and fastest growing areas of the County.
Vince is actively engaged in promoting El Paso's rich history. He successfully passed initiatives, with the support of his colleagues on the commissioners court, to provide new bus service along the historic mission trail and also secured funding for new National Park Service signs that will demarcate the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (a site designated by the U.S. Congress) from San Elizario to Anthony, Texas.Prior to his public service as Commissioner, Vince served as Communications Director for the 16th Congressional District of Texas in Washington, D.C.
Vince is the past Chairman of the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Board, which oversees federal and state transportation funding for the region. He also currently serves as Secretary for the El Paso Central Appraisal District.
Vince is a proud graduate of Bel Air High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and his graduate degree in Government from the Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
He is engaged to his fiancée, Claudia. They will be married in November.