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Jaime Perez

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Personal Details

Jaime Perez was a candidate for mayor of El Paso in Texas. He was defeated in the general election on May 6, 2017. Although mayoral elections in El Paso are officially nonpartisan, Perez identified as a member of the Libertarian Party at the time of his 2017 candidacy.

Perez previously ran for mayor of El Paso in 2013. He was a 2014 and 2016 Libertarian candidate for the U.S. House in the 16th Congressional District of Texas. He was also a Libertarian candidate for Texas Railroad Commission in the 2012 election and a Republican candidate for the El Paso County Court in 2010.

Perez earned a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He also did graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin and the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City.

At the time of his 2017 run for office, Perez was the editor-in-chief of the independent bilingual news magazine The Stallion Crest Messenger. His professional experience also includes work as the chief of staff for El Paso County Judge Anthony Cobos, a professor of government for El Paso Community College, an assistant director of community development for El Paso County, a researcher for the city of El Paso, and the director of the Bridge Center for Contemporary Art.

Elections

2017

The following candidates ran in the general election for mayor of El Paso.

Mayor of El Paso, General Election, 2017

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Margo 45.31% 14,918
Green check mark transparent.png David Saucedo 23.95% 7,885
Emma Acosta 15.92% 5,240
Elisa Morales 5.60% 1,845
William Cager Jr. 4.22% 1,388
Jaime Perez 2.89% 952
Charles Stapler 1.25% 412
Jorge Artalejo 0.85% 281
Total Votes 32,921
Source: El Paso County Elections, "Official Final Election Results," accessed May 23, 2017