Mike Armstrong, former owner of Three-Legged Monkey announces run for City Council

Courtesy Mike Armstrong
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 4:58pm

Mike Armstrong, the former owner of the Three-Legged Money, has filed for office to replace current El Paso City Representative Eddie Holguin in District 6 according to El Paso County Election Clerk Javier Chacon.

District 6 encompasses much of far east El Paso, from east of George Dieter with it's southern borders along the US/Mexico border up to Montwood Drive.

Armstrong was involved in a heated battle with the City of El Paso over his bar, the Three Legged Monkey, which closed in November after years of tension between the city, Armstrong and nearby residents.

Armstrong claimed that the city was doing everything in their power to close the popular eastside bar down, a claim that City Representatives and City Manager, Joyce Wilson denied.

The initial complaints against the bar began in 2008, when a group of approximately five residents that lived in a neighborhood a quarter-mile from the bar began complaining that bar patrons were causing damage, urinating and littering in residential neighborhoods, a claim that Armstrong has denied.

In 2011, the City of El Paso attempted to revoke Armstrong's lease for the bar, that sat on city-owned land near the El Paso International Airport. It led to a series of lawsuits that ended in bankruptcy court where a federal judge ruled in Armstrong's favor.

Armstrong will face current El Paso Water Utilities spokesperson Claudia Ordaz. The election will be held Saturday, July 19th.


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