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Congresswoman Escobar Statement on the Nomination of Former El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released a statement following President Joe Biden’s nomination of long-time El Paso resident and District Attorney Jaime Esparza as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas:

“I am proud to support the nomination of El Pasoan and former District Attorney of 28 years Jaime Esparza for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. I have consistently sought to elevate El Pasoans to important positions within our government and am grateful to President Biden for supporting our community with yet another El Paso nominee.

“As District Attorney, Mr. Esparza created the Domestic Violence 24-hour project, an award-winning program to ensure victims of domestic violence are heard and that their cases have the evidence and support they need. Additionally, Mr. Esparza began the District Attorney Information Management System (DIMS), which reduced arrests by 20 percent and saved El Paso County millions of dollars. He has been a strong advocate for crime victims and will serve honorably as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas.

“Mr. Esparza’s commitment to the El Paso community has been recognized by LULAC, NNOAC, TCFV, TGIA, and the TNOA, who recognize his tireless work and dedication to the justice system. With the bipartisan and bicameral support he has received, I urge the Senate to confirm Jaime Esparza as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas.”

In January of 2021, Congresswoman Escobar wrote to President Biden recommending Mr. Esparza’s nomination and coalesced additional support from leading national and Texas-based organizations. such as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) – which wrote, “LULAC is proud to support and strongly recommends the appointment of Jaime Esparza for United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. As you know there is a dearth of Latinos in the legal profession, with only about 4% of Latinos in this field. We need Latino representation across the board, and having Mr. Esparza’s expertise and knowledge in the 34th Western District would be a significant asset to the state of Texas,” the National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition (NNOAC), the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), the Texas Gang Investigator’s Association (TGIA), and the Texas Narcotic Officers Association (TNOA).

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