8 Facts About Beto O'Rourke


Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district.

Texas District 16 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves El Paso and the surrounding area in the state of Texas.

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

16 is the natural number following 15 and preceding 17.

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He was elected in November 2012, having defeated incumbent Representative Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary earlier that year.

Silvestre "Silver" Reyes is the former U.S. Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district, serving from 1997 to 2013.

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The district includes most of El Paso County.


Prior to his election to Congress, O'Rourke was on the El Paso City Council from June 2005 to June 2011.


Being born and raised in El Paso, early in his life he was given the nickname of "Beto".


He is noted for his opposition to the War on Drugs.

"The War on Drugs" is an American term commonly applied to a campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to reduce the illegal drug trade.


Donald Williams, Texas State Democratic Executive Committeeman has suggested O'Rourke has a bright future politically, perhaps even a Cabinet position.


When asked by the Texas Tribune if he might run for the Senate in 2018 or 2020 O'Rourke said he is thinking of it.

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