Norma Chavez

Politics & Policy |
April 14, 2010

Gonzalez wins in El Paso

Norma Chavez bit the dust. The outcome was a foregone conclusion after Chavez brought up Gonzalez’s sexual orientation and was condemned by most of her peers in local politics. She had just made too many folks mad over the years with her bellicosity and her boasts about her influence in

Politics & Policy |
March 25, 2010

The House runoffs

NORMA CHAVEZ vs. NAOMI GONZALEZ (El Paso) [revised] This is the only runoff on the Democratic side. It has become a proxy fight between TLR and the Trials, like the Rios Ybarra-Lozano race. Chavez is attacking Gonzalez for taking money from Texans for Lawsuit Reform — some 88% of her

Politics & Policy |
February 27, 2010

Chavez in dead heat; big money pouring in

The El Paso Times is reporting today the results of a new poll in the HD 76 race between incumbent Norma Chavez and attorney Naomi Gonzalez. Chavez’s eleven point lead in a previous poll (41.6%-30%) has melted away. The latest poll by The Reuel Group has Chavez with 38% of

Politics & Policy |
November 9, 2009

Chavez’s race and the committee appointments issue

Tea-leaves readers in El Paso note that Norma Chavez has been touting her committee appointments around town lately, which they interpret as a sign that she will run for reelection rather than for Eliot Shapleigh’s now-vacant Senate seat. I have written about the Senate race previously, and other bloggers are

Politics & Policy |
October 27, 2009

Chavez having second thoughts?

The story in the El Paso Times was very peculiar. State Rep. Norma Chávez, D-El Paso, told an audience in Austin this week that she was running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Eliot Shapleigh. Chávez, reached later by telephone, backed away from the declaration she

Politics & Policy |
October 18, 2009

Shapleigh’s potential successors

Newspaper Tree, an online newsletter about all things El Paso, says that Norma Chavez and county attorney Jose Rodriguez are likely candidates. The paper quotes Joe Pickett as saying that his phone is ringing off the wall and includes mayor John Cook as someone who might be interested.

Politics & Policy |
October 16, 2009

SHAPLEIGH: WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION IN 2010

The text of the release: "In our family, public service is the highest calling. While other public service may lie ahead, I will not run for the Texas Senate in 2010. During each day of the last decade, we have endeavored to do our very best for the people of