El Paso talker joins race for mayor


Hector Lopez has thrown his hat into the mayor’s race. Lopez, whose talk show is on Entravision’s English-language talker KHRO-AM, filed his campaign treasurer report at the city clerk’s office Tuesday. Lopez has degrees from Georgetown University in Washington and Villanova University, and serves as senior vice president of the National Hispanic Institute.

He previously worked in the city’s economic development department as an industry development adviser and as a teacher at Cathedral High School, reports The El Paso Times.

His campaign treasurer is community leader Belen Robles, who has long been associated with the Hispanic civil-rights organization, LULAC. Robles last year appeared in a campaign television ad for former U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, who lost his congressional seat to former city Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

Lopez will face local businessman Robert Cormell and city Rep. Steve Ortega, a friend and supporter of O’Rourke, in the 5/11 election.

See the El Paso Times story here