Border Trade Advisory Committee

Veronica EscobarVeronica Escobar

Judge - El Paso County

Judge Veronica Escobar is a native El Pasoan who has contributed to the betterment of the community her entire adult life. She has been a strong advocate for expanding access to affordable healthcare for El Pasoans through her support of the El Paso County Hospital District as well as El Paso Children’s Hospital. Escobar has also focused on modernizing county government through significant internal reforms to the organization that make it more efficient and responsive to constituents. She has also been active in addressing issues important to border communities and has written about border policy for the New York Times. Judge Escobar is serving her second term as El Paso County Judge, having previously served one term as County Commissioner for Precinct 2.

Escobar received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Arts degree from New York University in 1993. She has spent her professional and civic life working for non-profits, in education and more recently in local government (she served as communications director for Mayor Raymond C. Caballero from 2001-2003 and as precinct 2 county commissioner from 2007-2010).

Escobar has been the recipient of the Women of Integrity award given by Women for an Ethical El Paso (2007), the 2008 Elected Official of the Year award given by the National Association of Social Workers (Texas Chapter, El Paso Branch), the Human Rights Safe Communities award given by the Border Network for Human Rights (2009), the 2010 Elected Official of the Year award given by the Rio Grande Council of Governments and the TAMACC 2014 Women of Distinction award.