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Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 12:34am
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Saturday was the first day to file for the 2014 primary election.
NewsChannel Nine caught up with local candidates including incumbents County Judge Veronica Escobar, State Representative Naomi Gonzalez and Congressman Beto O'Rourke. O'Rourke won his first term to congress in 2012. Saturday he filed for a second term to serve as the U.S. Representative for the 16th District of Texas.
"We only serve two year terms. so it's already time to file again for the next race in 2014. I feel good about what we're doing and looking forward to the chance to talk to El Paso about that in the election," said Congressman Beto O'Rourke.
Gonzalez and Escobar answered questions about their history in office and their upcoming campaign plans. Gonzalez also talked about her DWI arrest in Austin back in March.
"I can't change what happened unfortunately but it's about learning from our mistakes and I've learned from that mistake and all I can tell my constituents is that I'm very sorry," said State Representative Naomi Gonzalez (D) District 76.
Escobar said she felt confident about her run for re-election.
"You never know what will happen in a campaign. All I can do is work really hard, share my message. Listen to as many voters, talk about my record. Talk about the work that we have accomplished as a community together that we are all proud of," said Escobar.
According to the El Paso County Democratic party, 21 people have filed to run for election.