El Paso Mayoral Runoff Set for December 12th
There were other parts of the 2020 election, apart from the Presidential race. Of course, that was the big one that Trump is still fighting and refusing the results. But here in the city of El Paso, we're going to have a runoff for Mayor between current Mayor Dee Margo and former Mayor Oscar Leeser. Leeser had a big advantage on election day between the two but he didn't get the required 50 plus one to secure the election.
The runoff between Leeser and Margo will take place on December 12th, with early voting beginning on November 25th. In the recent election Leeser, despite not getting the 50 plus one, held 42% of the vote, while Margo had 24%.
The mayoral race in El Paso is non-partisan, but Leeser identifies as a democrat and Margo identifies as a republican. Both men are businessmen as well, with Leeser being the president of Hyundai of El Paso, and Margo along with being a businessman is a former state legislator.
So with this runoff, we are in store for a mayor that we've already had. Leeser was Mayor of El Paso from 2013 to 2017 and Margo, who replaced Leeser, has been the mayor since 2017.
The office of the Mayor of El Paso has made national news over the past couple years, as we have had to deal with the horrible shooting at Wal-Mart, and our recent spike in COVID-19 cases has the rest of the country looking at us to find out what we're doing wrong and how we fix it.