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Contact Information

500 E. Overland
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Phone (915) 546-2218
Fax (915) 546-8126
ethics@epcounty.com

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Election season is upon us and for that reason, the El Paso County Ethics Commission would like to remind all County employees to comply with local and state election rules. For example, there are some Texas Election Code rules that apply to all Texans. This includes a prohibition against any individual electioneering or loitering within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter a polling place during the voting period. “Voting period” means the period beginning when the polls open for voting and ending when the polls close or the last voter has voted, whichever is later. This prohibition includes posting, using or distributing political literature or signs such as t-shirts, buttons, or engaging in solicitation. Additionally, there are specific rules that County employees should bear in mind this election season. For additional guidance, please review the Elections Guidance adopted by the El Paso County Ethics Commission which can be accessed here.

NOTICE TO LOBBYISTS:
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, while the County of El Paso is working to ensure the safest and most responsible work environment for our organization and the community, we are currently engaging in a telework schedule. As a result, we are actively taking Lobbyist Registration forms via email or mail. Once received and processed, we will be mailing your Lobbyist ID card to the listed address on your registration form. Should you need to reach our Ethics staff, please call the main HR line at (915) 546-2218 and dial extension 4069, or submit an email to ethics@epcounty.com. Thank you!

The stability of democracy depends upon the continuing consent of the governed, which in turn depends upon the trust the electorate holds for its government. The Ethics Commission of the County of El Paso, Texas, in concert with elected county officials, as well as leaders of the various county departments, recognizes the need to maintain the public trust and confidence in the workings of county government and has adopted a Code of Ethics. The Commission invites members of the public to participate in their open meetings.

Board Commissioners

KATHRYN VAN VALKENBURGH
-El Paso Society for Human Resources Management
MARY E. STEVENS, CHAIR
-County Judge's appointment
RODRIGO ESTRADA
-County Civil Service Commission
VICTOR MALDONADO
-Commissioner Pct. 1 appointment
MILAD K. FARAH
-El Paso Bar Association
CHRISTOPHER BENOIT
-Commissioner Pct. 2 appointment
ALBERTO LANZA
-Dispute Resolution Center
CARLA MONSISVAIS
-Commissioner Pct. 3 appointment
RUBEN CASTRO
-Sheriff's Civil Service Commission
JULIE SUMMERFORD-PEARSON
-Commissioner Pct. 4 appointment

Meeting Information:
Once per Quarter
2022 Dates:
- January 13
- April 7
- July 14
- October 6

This meeting may include one or more Commissioners that will participate by video conference, and El Paso County employees that will participate by video conference, which is allowed pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.127. A quorum of the Ethics Commissioners will be physically present at the El Paso County Human Resources Training Room, 500 E. Overland, El Paso, Texas 79901. A member of the Ethics Commissioners who is presiding over the meeting will also be physically present at the location listed above. The meeting is open to the public during the open portions of the meeting, and the Commissioner participating by video conference shall be visible and audible to the public for as long as the Commissioner is able to participate.

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