Candidate Beto O'Rourke
On March 14, 2019 Congressman Beto O’Rourke (46), announced his campaign for President of the United States. O’Rourke made a name for himself on a national level he ran for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Ted Cruz. O’Rourke’s campaign hit record fundraising, drew large crowds, and inventive use of social media. Cruz narrowly defeated O’Rourke 50.9% to 48.3% while O’Rourke set a record for most votes cast for a Democrat in Texas history. O’Rourke served on the El Paso City Council from 2005 to 2011, and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. His campaign for the presidency will likely be on issues important to him; the environment, quality education for all, and comprehensive immigration reform. Democratic strategist Maria Cardona has described O’Rourke as having “name recognition, a widely successful fundraising operation, a young fresh face with a sprinkling of woke, a cool persona, a new perspective”.
Volunteer in Evanston for Beto O'Rourke
Evanston is known nationally for its activism and the 2019 democratic primary election is no different. Do you want to help volunteer in Evanston for Beto O’Rourke 2020 Presidential Nomination? We’re here to get you connected, organized and involved. Come to our next political committee meeting, fill out the form below or email us at BetoORourke@EvanstonDems.com