Population 2010

800,647

Population 2020

865,657

Registered Voters

267,215

Republicans

84,331

Democrat

178,126

Minor Party

4,758

No Party

Municipalities

Cities Population 
El Paso678,815
Horizon City5,754
San Elizario13,603
Socorro34,306
Anthony5,011
Clint926
Vinton1,971
Butterfield114
Canutillo6,321
Fabens8,257

Superintendent of Schools

Treasurer / Tax Collector

County Commission

Precinct 1Carlos Leon
Precinct 2David Stout
Precinct 3Iliana Holguin
Precinct 4Carl L. Robinson
 

School Board

Brief Political History

Most of El Paso County is included in the 16th Congressional District in the U.S House, represented by Democrat Veronica Escobar. A small eastern portion of the county is in the 23rd Congressional District, represented since 2021 by Republican Tony Gonzales. El Paso County is historically Democratic and the 2008 presidential election was no exception. Democrat Barack Obama won 66% of the vote with 121,589 votes even though he lost the entire state of Texas by about 946,000 votes. Republican John McCain won 33% of the vote in El Paso County with 61,598 votes. Other candidates won 1% of the vote. In 2004, Democrat John F. Kerry won El Paso County but by a smaller margin than Barack Obama. John Kerry won 56% of the vote and 95,142 votes. Republican George W. Bush won 43% of the vote with 73,261 votes. Other candidates won less than 1% of the vote.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is headquartered in an unincorporated area in El Paso County.  At one point it was headquartered within the City of El Paso. The Leo Samaniego Law Enforcement Complex is adjacent to the sheriff's office headquarters.

Like all Texas counties, El Paso County is governed by a Commissioners Court, which consists of a County Judge, who is elected county-wide, and four County Commissioners, who represent individual precincts. While the County Judge possesses some traditional powers of a judge, the County Judge functions primarily as the chief executive of the county. The County Judge presides over Commissioners Court meetings, casts one vote on Commissioners Court (as do County Commissioners), and lacks veto authority.

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