Henry Rivera and Aaron Montes have long histories of public service in El Paso.
Rivera was a police officer and incumbent representative and Aaron Montes was a full-time journalist before throwing his hat in the political ring.
While they have spent much of their lives in El Paso, the two have starkly different visions for the city’s future as they campaign for the City Council District 7 seat in the Nov. 3 General Election.
For example, Rivera and Montes have differing views on how the city is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing reforms to improve policing and City Hall’s approach to promoting business development.
In his three years on the council, Rivera said he has worked