County Judge, Veronica Escobar

  • Biography
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  • Veronica Escobar was sworn in as El Paso County Judge on January 1, 2011. She works on issues related to healthcare, government reform, and Border policy.
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  • Judge Escobar has been a strong advocate for expanding El Paso’s access to healthcare through support for the El Paso County Hospital District and El Paso Children’s Hospital.  Judge Escobar has also focused on internal reforms in county government that have helped make El Paso County a modern, more effective, efficient and transparent organization.  Also before and during her tenure, she has been active addressing issues important to border communities, including speaking to groups, organizations and on policy panels as well as testifying before state and federal committees.  She has been published on three different occasions in the New York Times regarding Border issues.
  • Judge Escobar will begin her second term as County Judge on January 1, 2015.
  • Education and Public Service
  • Judge Escobar received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Arts degree from New York University in 1993. She has spent her professional and civic life working for non-profits, in education, and more recently in local government.
  • Awards
  • Judge Escobar has been the recipient of the “Women of Integrity” award given by Women for an Ethical El Paso (2007), the “2008 Elected Official of the Year” Award given by the National Association of Social Workers (Texas Chapter, El Paso Branch), the "Human Rights Safe Communities" award given by the Border Network for Human Rights (2009), and the "2010 Elected Official of the Year" presented to her by the Rio Grande Council of Governments, and the TAMACC 2014 Women of Distinction Award.


  • County Judge
    Veronica Escobar