Jackie Arroyo Butler recently announced her candidacy for El Paso Commissioner, Precinct 1 after Commissioner Carlos Leon announced he will not be seeking reelection in 2024.
Arroyo Butler currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to Commissioner Leon, who quickly endorsed her candidacy. “Our County team has worked hard to make a difference for our constituents, and much more remains to be done with essential infrastructure and water development, transportation, public safety, and health care access. I know Jackie has the capabilities to carry on this work and more,” stated Commissioner Leon. “Additionally, I believe that Jackie has the professionalism and integrity needed to ensure that the County remains a leader in the community. Her background and service as Commissioner for the Emergency Services District No. 2 demonstrated her ability to lead and her understanding of public safety needs within the County. I am confident that Precinct 1 will be in safe and capable hands with Jackie.”
Arroyo Butler is endorsed by prominent leaders representing areas within Precinct 1. In addition to Commissioner Leon, she is also endorsed by State Representative Mary E. Gonzalez, House District 75 and City of El Paso Representative Art Fierro, District 6.
“Jackie’s background, knowledge and expertise make her the perfect candidate to serve as County Commissioner of Precinct 1,” commented Representative Gonzalez, who has represented the far eastside of El Paso County for over ten years and and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Texas House Appropriations Committee. Gozalez went on to say, “Jackie knows public policy, has worked directly with state and federal legislatures through her time at the Chamber and MCA, and understands the needs within Precinct 1 as a lifelong resident of Montana Vista. She’s passionate about serving her community, she’s a Latina and working mom who is resilient and will work hard to make a positive impact within the County.”
Fierro, who is a former Texas House State Representative and has represented the eastside of El Paso in local government for over ten years, is supporting Arroyo Butler’s candidacy. “Jackie’s work within the community has demonstrated her commitment to building El Paso up, strengthening El Paso’s economy, building relationships with stakeholders across the State, and creating a vibrant binational economy that will keep El Paso’s young talent gainfully employed here at home,” said City Representative Art Fierro. “Jackie’s commitment to partnership and cooperation will enhance opportunities for collaboration between the City and the County for the benefit of Precinct 1 and the community at large.”
Precinct 1 of El Paso includes some of the fastest growing areas in the County, including far East El Paso, Montana Vista, and Hueco Tanks. The Precinct 1 seat is one of five members of Commissioner’s Court who are elected to oversee the budget and operations for El Paso County. The general election will be held on November 5, 2024, with the primary election taking place on March 5, 2024.
Arroyo Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vassar College and a Masters in Business Administration from UTEP. Her work experience includes seven years at the El Paso Chamber of Commerce where she served as Vice President of Government Relations. She went on to work at the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) for five years, supporting the foundation’s programmatic work as Sr. Director of Operations and helping to start up BIO El Paso-Juarez, a non profit industry association which supports the region’s medical devices industry.
Arroyo Butler will formally be launching her campaign for El Paso County Commissioner, Pct. 1 this Friday, April 14th at 5:30 PM at 6901 Montana Ave.