Beto O'Rourke is a life-long El Pasoan, who lives in Sunset Heights with his wife, Amy, and three children.

Beto O'Rourke with wife Amy Sanders

Along with a few friends, Beto started Stanton Street Technology in 1999. The successful internet services and software company has employed El Pasoans in high skill, high wage technology jobs over the last 17 years.

Beto served on the El Paso City Council from 2005 to 2011. During that time, he focused on: increasing the number of high paying jobs, investing in infrastructure, transportation, and the transit system to complement the growth at Fort Bliss, and working with the private sector to revitalize Downtown El Paso.

In 2012, Beto took on a 16-year incumbent in an historic race for Congress. He won and now serves as the U.S. Representative for the 16th District of Texas.

As a member of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, Beto is working to improve the health care and benefits system for our nation's veterans. The pilot program his team has masterplanned for El Paso has the potential to turn around the VA in El Paso and become a model for the country.

As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Beto is helping to define our military presence and ensure that the men and women are trained and ready.

Beto has also delivered on his promise to be accessible and accountable to his constituents. He hosts monthly public town hall meetings, and he has a constituent services team committed to working with El Pasoans to solve problems.

Awards:

2015 Human Advocate Award from the American Humane Society

In recognition of Beto for his work on protecting the welfare of animals

2015 Border Network for Human Rights Visionary Award

In recognition for his work to advance human rights along the border and being a strong advocate for immigration reform

2015 Outstanding Legislator of the Year from Disabled American Veterans

Achievement in support of injured and ill veterans, their families, and survivors

2015 Best Public Official

El Paso Times Best of the Border

2015 Air Force Sergeants Association L. Mendel Rivers Award

In recognition of Beto’s work to push for change and accountability at the VA

2016 Minority Business Development Agency Minority Advocate of the Year

Presented to Beto from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of El Paso

2016 Vietnam Veterans of America Medal of Honor and Legislator of the Year

For his work at the national and local levels to support veterans