October 26, 2018

Local Coverage

From our local English language daily: Wright, a longtime El Pasoan who lives in Sunset Heights [sic] with his wife, Venessa [sic] Johnson, and their two children, said he’s in the race because City Council members are “disconnected” from the people they represent. “Much of the problem at City Council (is that) many of their most recent contentious decisions were …

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October 22, 2018

A City Representative Should Represent His Constituents

. . . and not his campaign donors.  The people of El Paso do not want to spend $180 million on an arena.  So why does City Council think it’s a good idea? On more than one occasion I’ve heard members of past City Councils maintain that our system of government is not a democracy. “It’s a representative democracy,” they said.  …

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October 21, 2018

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow!

El Paso has a choice this election.  We can continue down the same road we’ve been travelling, with tax hikes every year, or we can choose a new road, one that doesn’t make the voters pay for someone else’s fantasy. Here’s my plan: If we can’t cancel the arena, let’s postpone it.  Let’s not build it till we need it, …

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October 16, 2018

You’re Welcome

Do you go the Chihuahuas games?  Do you swim at the westside swimming pool? I don’t.  Yet, somehow, I still have to pay for them. El Paso’s property taxes are among the highest in all 50 states.  Really.  Among big cities in America, El Paso’s residential tax rate ranks second.  Commercial property tax rates rank third.  Industrial property tax rates …

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October 9, 2018

Let’s Walk

We are two weeks out from Early Voting.  I need to get my message to as many voters as I can before the opening bell.  I will be walking most days between now and November 6. But I can’t do it alone.  District 8 is too vast. I need your help. My message is simple.  City Council is broken, and …

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October 7, 2018

The El Paso Inc. Thinks I’m Against City Hall

The El Paso Inc.’s David Crowder writes about the District 8 election this week. Here’s what he had to say about me: Richard Wright, 61, is a businessman who ran the Wild Hare’s [sic] Booze & Adventure bar for ten years and now handles the El Chuceño [sic] website, writes a blog and conducts walking tours in Juarez. Okay, Wildhare’s …

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October 1, 2018

This Election Is About Choices

Are you happy with the direction El Paso is headed? Out of control spending? Mounting debt, and taxes? Our best and brightest fleeing the city in search of opportunity? Are you happy with a City Council that ignores the voices of the people? That holds discussions behind closed doors, and presents their decisions to the public as done deals? This …

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September 27, 2018

What The People Want

I’ve lived in District 8 more than twenty years. I’ve talked to the constituents of District 8. District 8 runs from up by the El Paso County Club, to down by Ascarate Park. From the Willows to Segundo Barrio. Despite their differences, the constituents of District 8 want pretty much the same things. Basic city services. They want their streets …

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September 25, 2018

I Need Your Help!

I’m an old Code of the West kind of guy. Independent. A straight talker. You know who I am and what I stand for. I don’t like to ask for help. But I need your help to win this election in November. The truth is that elections cost money. For signs. Banners. Flyers. Events. Advertising. You can’t build a campaign …

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